The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: What You Should Be Cooking From Your Farmers' Market Right Now

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: What You Should Be Cooking From Your Farmers' Market Right Now. All over the country during different times of the year, depending where you live there are farmers markets that are full of fresh food is grown by farmers. Some farmers markets are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. It's always best to go early in the morning when they first open, that way you can avoid crowds and get your choice of produce before it has been picked over. Farmers markets are great places for recipe inspirations, with plenty of farmers to talk to and get ideas for seasonal recipes and ideas. A good way to look at the farmers market is to go in with the thought that the farmers market will tell you what it wants you to cook. This, of course, happens with the vegetable and fruits that make an appearance depending on what has been harvested that week and how the season is going. You never know what you’re going to find or what’s fruits and vegetables are going to be exceptionally gorgeous and ripe on any given day. Food always looks best and taste amazing when you use ingredients that are at their peak. Whether you sear, roast or caramelize depends on what you brought home that day. For some the most difficult time of the year is when all of your favorite things are in peak season, you will have more choices than you know what to do with, but that is a good thing. With ingredients like corn, tomatoes, string beans, shell beans, every herb you can imagine, onions, leafy greens, mushrooms, radishes, summer squash, fall squash, stone fruit, apples, pears, brussels sprout and so much more.

The following are just a couple of the recipes you might choose when you bring home your basket of farmers market finds. The first recipe is for a herbed fresh pasta recipe with market tomatoes and peppers. It's not unusual at a farmers market to find a wide variety of full baskets of basil. One popular variety is the purple ruffled basil. It’s a deep purple color and has a spicy, almost cinnamon-and-clove like taste to it perfect for this fresh pasta recipe. Then there is a shelled bean and swiss chard Panzanella recipe. This is a recipe to try if you haven't ever tried a fresh shelled bean, you want to go to your farmers market and try a few. They are so much better than any dried bean you will try, and they only take about 30 minutes to cook.

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