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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.


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 SauteKohlrabi (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!

Extreme zucchini — Turn simple summer ingredients into a tasty side dish. This is a great recipe to keep handy as you harvest from your garden or visit farmers markets. English | español

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?"

Wild or brown rice — Need a refresher on how to cook rice? English | español

Lemon carrots — 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.

Related resources

Farmers markets — Find your local farmers market and learn about Market Bucks.

Shopping at farmers markets — Tips on how to buy the best in-season, locally grown produce. English | español

What's in SeasonMinnesota Grown — Plan out your farmers market experience by researching produce growing seasons in Minnesota.

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