May 28, 2011

Farmers Market Saturdays - Salad Blues


After the farmers market you come home with all kinds of beautiful produce. Now what?  If you are like me, you quickly tire of salads and veggies with dip.  Surely there's more?

Luckily there are some great sites that can help combat the same-old salad blues.

Vegetarian Times puts out a Farmers Market Cookbook magazine yearly.  If you can't find the magazine, be sure to check out their website where they boast "the world's largest collection of vegetarian recipes."

Sunset magazine also has an article about different ways to use your market haul.

And the Crescent City Farmers Market of New Orleans (show below) has it's own website with 14 pages of recipes to choose from. 

Something else to think about is variety.  Don't just pick up the usual suspects.  Find a new vegetable you haven't tried yet.  Test mutiple varieties of fruit.  We have at least 6 different varieties of cherries that come into the market in June in colours ranging from white to bright pink to almost black.  It's great fun to try them all!

Have fun recipe-hunting!

15 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

thanks for all these links! i really enjoyed checking them out!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

what beautiful garlic.... I love this time of year when all the veggies and fruits start coming out... It is sheer heaven at the dinner table.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Farmers Markets are the very best Weds and Sat mornings of the summer around here. And thanks for the links. The garlic looks fabu.
The Olde Bagg

Wizardess said...

I just had a college come door to door selling magazine subscriptions...she was sweet, so while I don't need any more info coming in at all, really, I bought a scrip to Vegetarian Times! Good to see a plug for it.

Wizardess said...

Oh yeah, I'm going vegan! I've got 2 eggs, some tuna & mayo left...once it's gone it's official. Transition time over.

the wild magnolia said...

Farmer's Markets are somehow like comfort food, I feel safe and comforted by the earthy scents and delights. Preparing local fresh food is a healthy way to go, bless your body and the local farmers.

Thanks for sharing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great idea! And remember, when the fall root veggies show up later -- roast veggies!

Rue said...

Wizardess - congrats! I'm not sure I'll ever get there. I do make ever effort to buy free-range, organic meat whenever possible. It's expensive, but worth it.

Debra - I LOVE roasted root veggies!

Mina said...

Thank you so much for all of these links! I loved the video as well. The Farmers Market rules!!!!!

TMCPhoto said...

I'm so looking forward to farmers markets this summer and of course our own garden produce.

Kallan said...

Thanks so much! These are terrific!

I Wonder Wye said...

This is my plan this summer too -- to eat more unusual veggies..thanks for the tours and the plant tour as well.

Lydia said...

This is right up my alley ... I am always experimenting with new veggies. Thanks for the links, love!

Mary said...

That photo is terrific. Thanks so much for the very helpful links. They'll be used a lot this summer. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

cargillwitch said...

wonderful post and links! I love the Vegetarian times, they have terrific recipes.
happy eating!