It’s Farmers Market Season—Let’s Get Cooking!

It’s Farmers Market Season—Let’s Get Cooking!

  • Heather Decker

With temperatures steadily climbing and summer solstice just around the corner, so many delicious and nutritious specialty crops are coming into season. If you have the privilege of living near a farmers market, an abundance of tasty options await. 

Farmers markets are not only wonderful opportunities to support local farmers but great opportunities to connect consumers directly with the people growing their food. Learning what goes into farming can be informative and helpful, all while fostering a sense of community. 

What’s in season near you? Let’s dig in!

Rhubarb Crisp

This rhubarb crisp from Love and Lemons is a delight. Rhubarbs are in-season now at local farmers markets!

Hold the strawberries for this dessert—rhubarb stands on its own in this sweet-tart crisp. It’s easy to make and comes together in just 30 minutes. Rhubarb is in season only for a few months, so take advantage of the abundance while you can!

Grilled Bok Choy with Oyster Mushrooms

Bok choy is a delightful vegetable that can be found all through the seasons at farmers markets. This recipe from Olives For Dinner is sure to delight.

Bok choy is a leafy green vegetable that is a textural delight. The thick stalks are surprisingly soft and firm at the same time. It grills up with a relatively neutral flavor, and when topped with oyster mushrooms, it becomes hearty and packs a punch. 

Roast Spring Vegetables with Lemon and Herb Quinoa

Wallflower Kitchen's recipe for roasted spring vegetables is sure to delight, especially with local veggies purchased from your local farmers.

Asparagus, radishes, and carrots come together in this fabulous springtime dish, which is a pleasure on its own or with a dollop of hummus. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, so no matter what weather comes your way, you’re in for a satisfying dish. 

Transfarmation Carrot Soup

Transfarmation's carrot soup is best served with locally farmed carrots.

Warm up your meal with our comforting Transfarmation carrot soup, made with fresh, locally sourced carrots. This hearty and nutritious soup is rich, flavorful, and easy to make. You’ll return to it again and again!