Take advantage of the rich and bountiful harvest this season with tasty ingredients from your local farmers market.
Baked Fig Crostini
Savor the sweetness of fresh figs by combining it with a goat cheese mixture atop baguette slices.
Recipe: Baked Fig Crostini
Roasted Grape Chutney
Serve rustic Roasted Grape Chutney as an appetizer on a soft white cheese, such as brie, or to accompany roasted poultry or meats.
- Recipe: Roasted Grape Chutney
Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, And Arugula
Impress guests with hearty Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, and Arugula. The recipe serves four, so double it to serve six to eight. Most grills can handle two
Barbecue Shrimp and Cornbread-Stuffed Peppers
Vegetarian or not, you'll love this healthy and satisfying meat-free dish for its delicious sauce: a flavorful combination of creamy peanut butter, fresh ginger and sweet chili sauce.
- Recipe: Peanut-Broccoli Stir-fry
Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Pepper-Tomato Topping
Complement tender grilled eggplant with a rich topping that includes crunchy bell peppers, tomatoes, and sweet golden raisins. This dish pairs well with grilled chicken or served with Italian bread as a meatless entrée.
Leeks look like big green onions and taste like a cross between a mildly flavored onion and garlic. Cut off the root end and darker portions of the green leaves. Split in half lengthwise, and wash thoroughly before slicing.
- Recipe: Potato-Leek Gratin
Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower
Baking caramelizes the sugars in this so-good-for-you vegetable, adding delicious flavor.
Mushroom, Apple, and Goat Cheese Salad
Stuffed Pumpkin with Cranberry-Raisin Bread Pudding
Carved and decorated, pumpkins bewitchingly greet trick-or-treaters, but their spooky guises don’t stop us from savoring this treat in dishes such as Stuffed Pumpkin With Cranberry-Raisin Bread Pudding.
Lightened Recipe: Lemony Potato Salad
This updated Southern classic is made with a creamy herb mixture that has fewer fat grams but still all the flavor of the heavier traditional recipes.
- Recipe: Lemony Potato Salad
Green Beans with Shallots and Red Pepper
Pair fresh shallots with frozen whole green beans offer a timesaving shortcut in this speedy recipe. Sautéed in butter with strips of red bell pepper and shallots, they can easily stand in for fresh – even when company is coming.
Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise
The roasted goodness of the sweet potatoes and crispy smoked sausage deliver a pop of flavor in a small bite. Serve Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise warm or at room temperature.
Loaded Potato Soup
Recipe: Loaded Potato Soup
This comforting soup is made with leftover ham, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, dinner rolls.
Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
This yields more than enough for appetizer-size servings. Divide up the leftovers, and freeze for a last-minute meal.
Recipe: Spiced Butternut-Pumpkin Soup
Apple-Sage Stuffed Pork Chops
Dress up traditional pork chops with the fresh flavors of Granny Smith apples and sage.
Recipe: Apple-Sage Stuffed Pork Chops
Chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice give Cabbage Stir-fry a Southwestern kick. The beautiful color and fresh flavor of this dish will entice even picky eaters.
- Recipe: Cabbage Stir-fry
Lemony Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Recipe: Lemony Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Broccoli rabe, a bitter, almost-spicy descendant of wild mustard, is actually more closely related to turnips than broccoli. Blanching, before sautéing, mellows out its bitterness and locks in the bright green color.
Roasted Vegetable Loaded Potatoes
Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Loaded Potatoes
A healthy spin on the traditional loaded baked potatoes. Replace the restaurant-size scoops of butter and sour cream with these good-for-you toppings.
Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Recipe: Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
This savory soup is full of the flavors of fall. Pumpkin and acorn squash are seasoned with honey, thyme, ginger, and nutmeg for a delicious combination that will be hard to resist.
Red Pepper, Potato, and Ricotta Frittata
Ready in 40 Minutes
Easier than an omelet, this hearty Italian egg dish makes enough to feed a family—all in a single skillet. Use any combination of fillings you'd include in a traditional omelet.
Open-Faced Sweet Potato-Mushroom Sandwiches
You'll be amazed when you bite into this mixture of sweet and savory. Of course, like in all great sandwiches, there's bacon involved, too.
Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pizza
If you're craving a loaded-out pizza, give this veggie pizza a try! A whole wheat crust topped with roasted sweet potatoes and other colorful veggies ups the good-for-you-factor without skimping on flavor.
Summer Farmers' Market Recipes
Our Farmers Market Cookbook is filled with more fresh produce recipes, divided into four chapters—Spring Recipes, Summer's Bounty, Autumn Harvest, and Winter Storehouse. The book also walks you through the farmers market experience and provides a Fresh Produce & Herb Primer with all the tips you need for selecting the best produce.