First of all, I love supporting local farmers and knowing about the farms from where my food comes. Secondly, I firmly believe one of the best ways to avoid the onslaught of recalls is to avoid factory-farmed and industrially-packaged food. Family farmers for the win! I love the health benefits that come from eating seasonally, it's cheaper to eat farmer's market produce instead of grocery store produce, and finally, food this fresh just tastes better.
When I come home with a massive windfall of fruits and vegetables like this one, people always ask, "What are you going to make with all that?'
It seems like some people have the problem of getting all this yummy looking stuff and they end up letting half of it go bad. How about some creative ways to use it up?
Some tasty meal ideas from the farmer's market
I thought today, I'd write about what we do with our farmer's market goodies. We don't eat much meat in the summer because that produce is so, so, so good but you can easily add some grilled chicken or your meat of choice to most of these ideas.