A collection of farmer’s market recipes using all the fresh produce summer has to offer! Find a way to use your produce before summer ends!
Summer is in full swing and I’ve been loving it! All the fresh greens, berries, and vegetables are one of my favorite parts of summer!
One of my favorite ways to get fresh produce is to head to my local farm and do u-picks. It’s fun to bring the kids and show them where their food comes from and how it’s harvested. Plus, it can be a lot more cost effective to do u-picking than buying it directly from the farmers market or at the grocery store.
We love to pick strawberries, blueberries, green beans, and peaches, but I’ve also seen u-pick raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, zucchini, apples, and corn! Different produce is available for u-pick at different times in the season, so check your local farm’s website to see what’s available and when.
Not sure where your local u-pick farms are? Check out this website! You can choose your location by state and county and it will tell you all the u-pick options in your area!
You may be asking yourself “what can I do with my fresh produce?”. Because I know you love the summer produce season as much as I do, I put together 30 farmer’s market recipes using fresh produce. In this list, you’ll find a variety of dinner and side dish options to make with all your farmer’s market finds!
1. One Pot Loaded Vegetable Pasta
After a trip to the farmer’s market, this is one of my favorite pasta dishes to make! Featuring tomatoes, mushrooms, kale, bell pepper, squash, and broccoli, this is one healthy farmer’s market recipe!
2. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
If you have too many fresh bell peppers on hand, this recipe is a great one to try! Using Southwest-inspired flavors, it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser!
3. Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup
A hearty and healthy soup recipe to make with all your summer produce! It’s a great farmer’s market recipe to make and freeze for later in the fall and winter!
4. Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma Wraps
Featuring fresh dill, tomatoes, cucumber, and spinach, these shawarma wraps can be made in under 30 minutes!
5. One Pan Mushroom Sauce Chicken
Featuring tons of fresh cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, this recipe is creamy and satisfying after a trip to the farmer’s market!
6. Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Featuring fresh kale and carrots, this much healthier version of chicken noodle soup is a must to make and freeze this summer!
7. Zucchini Lasagna
A not-watery healthy alternative to regular lasagna! Featuring zucchini and fresh basil, this one is a must-try this summer!
8. Healthy Greek Salad
After a trip to the farmer’s market, this salad is definitely a must-try! Featuring bell peppers, radish, red onion, and cherry tomatoes, this healthy Greek salad is full of summer produce!
9. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
A simple and herby solution for all your fresh cherry tomatoes!
10. Strawberry Chicken Salad
An easy and fruity salad topped with delicious homemade maple dressing!
11. Stuffed Zucchini Boats
A fun and unique way to use up your fresh zucchini this summer!
12. Roasted Zucchini Salad
A fresh and zesty farmer’s market salad made with only a few simple ingredients!
13. Brown Butter Sage Roasted Carrots
A side dish that pretty much goes with everything and is simple and easy to make!
14. Roasted Lemon Basil Potatoes
A zesty and herby take on oven-roasted potatoes! Made in only 30-minutes, this one is definitely a recipe to try this summer!
15. Asparagus & Tomato Quiche
A delicious and rich vegetable quiche loaded with gruyere cheese and fresh chives!
16. Farmer’s Market Salad w/Avocado Dressing
Golden beets, radishes, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, and cucumber tossed together and drizzled with homemade herby avocado dressing!
17. Vietnamese Summer Rolls
A summer roll full of fresh farmer’s market produce and dipped in sweet and spicy homemade peanut sauce!
18. Confetti Vegetable Barley Salad
This makes the perfect side dish on a hot summer day! Bell pepper, red onion, and fresh herbs tossed with beans and barley make a healthy and nutritious farmer’s market salad!
19. Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Fries
A fun and healthy way to enjoy zucchini any time of year! Make a batch of these and watch them disappear!
20. Raspberry Salsa
A sweet and spicy salsa recipe to make with your freshly picked raspberries! Jalepeno adds a nice kick to this beautifully pink raspberry salsa!
21. Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole
A healthy casserole dish made with zucchini, yellow squash, fresh tomatoes, and lots of fresh basil, too!
22. Beet Salad w/Oranges
A refreshing salad made with shredded beets, oranges, and fresh mint leaves, all topped with a zesty orange dressing!
23. Tomato Cheese Tart
A rich and decadent cheese tart made with ripe tomatoes, cheeses, and fresh thyme leaves!
24. Grilled Peach & Arugula Salad
A sweet and savory salad made with goat cheese, avocado, deliciously grilled peaches, and a basic vinegariette.
25. Chopped Veggie Side Salad
A perfectly blended combination of cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet onion, and feta cheese! All mixed together with a vinegar dressing, this summer salad is a light and refreshing side dish!
26. Summer Squash Soup
A banner year for summer squash calls for a smooth soup that you can make in less than 30 minutes!
27. Farmer’s Market Bruchetta
This appetizer consists of crostini bread piled high with fresh farmer’s market vegetables like corn, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes! Don’t forget the olive oil, fresh thyme, and goat cheese!
28. Loaded Green Cauliflower Pizza
Have you ever seen so many vegetables on one pizza? With fresh greens, tomatoes, and a cauliflower crust, this green pizza is a great dinner recipe to make after a trip to the farmer’s market!
29. Farmer’s Strata
A healthy and fun new way to enjoy fresh vegetables! With mushrooms, kale, and Roma tomatoes, this eggy main dish is great any time of day!
30. Easy Summer Salsa
Using fresh tomatoes and a few other simple ingredients, you can turn your farmer’s market finds into a delicious salsa to enjoy all summer long!
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Well, there you have it! 30 recipes fresh from the farmer’s market! Which ones are you going to try?
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
Thank you for including me! Yummed and pinned.
These recipes all look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them all!! 😊 Thank you so much for including my asparagus quiche.
Megan Byrd, RD says
Thank you so much Angela! 🙂