Whether you are without a garden, or like me, have a garden that is yet to yield it’s bounty, this is a great time to find local produce nearby. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has posted a nifty search engine that helps you find a Farmer’s Market near you. Just type in your zip code and how far you are willing to travel, and Presto! FARMERS MARKET SEARCH.
I am very fortunate to have a Farmer’s Market right in my town. Pictured here are the glorious beauties I found there last Saturday.
When I’m planning meals, I usually look up recipes, write down the ingredients I need, and then head off to the grocery store. But in the summer, I head out to the Farmer’s market or local farm stand, purchase what’s in season, and then head home to look up recipes. Try letting those luscious colors inspire you! And let the kids pick out something, too! If you come up with a great recipe using local produce that kids enjoy, please share it here with us! Many thanks.