In Season: August Produce & Recipe Roundup

Heading to the greenmarket? Here’s what to look for and how to prepare what’s in season now!

A long list of summer favorites hit the market in August.

A long list of summer favorites hit the market in August.

August is a special time at the greenmarket, especially here in the Northeast. We have an abundance of summer crops such as cucumbers, tomatoes and peaches and yet also begin to see the start of our fall season with the arrival of grapes, pears and root vegetables like turnips.

Click here to download your PDF copy of August’s in season chart. Hang it on your fridge, save it to your phone - whatever you need to remind you to get out there and eat local!

And once you bring home your haul, read below to find some of my favorite recipes to cook this month.

GRAPES

While the season for grapes lasts until about early to mid Fall depending on your location, many places will begin to see them at the markets in August.

Roasted Shallots & Grape Crostini

An easy appetizer to make for any occasion, the combination of shallots and grapes makes a sweet topping for creamy mascarpone cheese.

The perfect bite: serve these Roasted Shallot & Grape Crostini at your end of summer party!

The perfect bite: serve these Roasted Shallot & Grape Crostini at your end of summer party!

SUMMER SQUASH

Summer squash like zucchini are in full abundance this time of summer until they begin to make room for their winter cousins such as pumpkin and butternut squash in a few months. Store in your fridge’s crisper drawer, unwashed for extended storage time (1-2 weeks).


Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Garlic Herb Chèvre

While this grilled vegetable sandwich features lots of summer’s great finds, it’s the squash that really stands out. Try roasting the vegetables at the beginning of the week for quick and easy lunches!

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Garlic & Herb Chèvre is the ultimate vegetarian summer sandwich.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Garlic & Herb Chèvre is the ultimate vegetarian summer sandwich.

TOMATOES

Ah yes, summer tomatoes. There is really nothing quite like them! Served raw, fried, roasted or cooked down into a jam, they are one of my favorite summer time staples. Don’t forget to store your tomatoes at room temperature!

Summer Tomato Pasta

Simple, fresh and delicious - all of my favorite things a dish should be especially in the summer months. This easy pasta dish uses fresh tomatoes to create a raw sauce perfect for al dente pasta.

You don’t need much to highlight the beauty of fresh summer tomatoes like in this Summer Tomato Pasta dish which uses the tomatoes raw along with fresh basil.

You don’t need much to highlight the beauty of fresh summer tomatoes like in this Summer Tomato Pasta dish which uses the tomatoes raw along with fresh basil.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Naturally sweet and versatile enough to use on just about anything you’ll eat this summer - from a summer snack plate to on top of grilled salmon, these Roasted Cherry Tomatoes are delicious & easy to make.

Bet you just can’t eat one! Warning, these Roasted Tomatoes are a highly addictive snack!

Bet you just can’t eat one! Warning, these Roasted Tomatoes are a highly addictive snack!

TOMATILLOS

Contrary to what many might think, tomatillos are not just green tomatoes but instead are another plant entirely that originated in Mexico. Before cooking, remove the


Roasted Tomatillo & Mango Salsa

This salsa is perfect to serve with chips for your next summer party and is incredibly simple to make!

Slightly spicy yet fruity this Roasted Tomatillo & Mango Salsa is perfect for any summer get-together.

Slightly spicy yet fruity this Roasted Tomatillo & Mango Salsa is perfect for any summer get-together.