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The Recipe Box

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.

June

Rhubarb Onion Chutney (311 K PDF) — Chutney is a type of condiment, often seen in Indian cuisine, that contains a mixture of spices, vegetables, and/or fruits.

White Bean Herb Crostini (298 K PDF) — This recipe can be made as a spread or a salad, and is studded with fresh herbs.

Tuna Salad with Dill (302 K PDF) — Dill is tall, hardy herb that is relatively easy to grow and is frequently spotted at farmers markets.

Daikon Radish Roast (301 K PDF) — Daikon (DIE-kun) is a mild white radish that is shaped like a carrot.

Scallion Sweet Potatoes (347 K PDF) — Scallion is another name for green onions. This recipe has a bonus: a fun activity try at home with the leftover scallion roots.

Inside-Out Spinach Lasagna (304 K PDF) — Don’t have time to assemble the traditional lasagna casserole? This recipe is for you!

July

Broccoli Red Pepper Stir Fry (296 K 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 (286 K PDF) — 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 (368 K PDF) — Kohlrabi (cole-RAH-bee) is a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked.

Fresh Summer Pasta Salad (317 K 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.

August

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 (304 K PDF) — Watermelon as you've never seen it before.

Kale Wild Rice Salad (290 K 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?

Lemon Carrots (298 K PDF) — A fresh twist on a classic vegetable.

Roasted Squash and Eggplant Chicken Casserole (293 K 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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