Heading to the greenmarket? Here’s what to look for and how to prepare what’s in season now!
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.
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.
An easy appetizer to make for any occasion, the combination of shallots and grapes makes a sweet topping for creamy mascarpone cheese.
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
This salsa is perfect to serve with chips for your next summer party and is incredibly simple to make!