Farmers Market Recipes
These downloadable recipes use produce that is currently in season.
In-season produce can be found at a farmers market near you. Some farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT benefits — visit the Farmers Markets page to learn more.
White Bean Herb Crostini (PDF) — This recipe can be made as a spread or a salad, and is studded with fresh herbs.
Tuna Salad with Dill (PDF) — Dill is tall, hardy herb that is relatively easy to grow and is frequently spotted at farmers markets.
Inside-Out Spinach Lasagna (PDF) — Don’t have time to assemble the traditional lasagna casserole? This recipe is for you!
Broccoli Red Pepper Stir Fry (PDF) — Bright in color, lively in taste, and fast to fix. Add chicken or tofu and serve over rice for a complete meal.
Cucumber Yogurt Dip — A great accompaniment for the all fresh vegetables you eat.
Green Bean and Mushroom Medley — Make this side dish when green beans are in peak season. Try different vegetable, seasoning, and nut combinations to make this dish your own.
Green Bean Saute — Make this recipe whenever you have canned or fresh green beans on hand. It goes great with any main entree.
Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil — Never waste your surplus fresh green beans again. This vegetable side dish will get even the pickiest of eaters to eat their veggies.
Kohlrabi Saute (PDF) — Kohlrabi (cole-RAH-bee) is a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Fresh Summer Pasta Salad (PDF) — This pasta salad uses sugar snap peas, a frequent farmers market find. Try substituting green beans for asparagus — green beans are cheaper and easier to find in July than asparagus.
Farmers Market Salsa — Turn fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers and canned beans and corn into this delicious salsa. It's a great use for farmers market produce!
Hot and Sweet Watermelon (PDF) — Watermelon as you've never seen it before.
Kale Wild Rice Salad (PDF) — A flavorful, colorful salad to answer the question, "What do I do with kale?"
Lemon Carrots (PDF) — A fresh twist on a classic vegetable.
Roasted Squash and Eggplant Chicken Casserole (PDF) — This recipe is a good way to use summer squash of any kind.
Farmers Markets — Find your local farmers market and learn about Market Bucks.
What's in Season — Minnesota Grown — Plan out your farmers market experience by researching produce growing seasons in Minnesota.