From Farm To Table: Farmers' Markets
Good cooking starts with good ingredients. Make the most of farmers market produce with these recipes in which fresh fruits and vegetables play a starring role.
Farmers' markets are a great place to find the freshest sweet corn, the reddest, ripest tomatoes and the most fragrant, flavorful strawberries. Taste heirloom vegetables and fruits and sample hard-to-find foods like ramps, morel mushrooms, cardoons, and quince.
Many vendors offer recipes and cooking tips. Some sell house-made jams and hearth-baked breads, free-range chickens, and fresh eggs.
Fresh asparagus of all colors -- green, purple, or white -- is a gift of spring.
A fragrant summer delight.
Crisp, refreshing cucumber recipes.
Beans and Peas
Green beans, string beans, English peas, and sugar snap peas.
Packed with vitamin C, peppers are also a good source of vitamin A.
Dark leafy greens are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
You won't give away zucchini with these recipes!
Delicious raw or cooked.
Cherries, Raspberries, and Strawberries
The fresh fruits of summer, so berry delicious.
The star of the market!
Both the green tops and the roots are edible.
Versatile eggplant: try it in smoky dips or spicy stir-fries.
Grapes, Plums, and Blackberries
For more ways to eat corn on the cob, see our Grilled Vegetables article.
Carrots and Summer Squash
Brighten up your plate with carrots and squash.