Summer Produce Guide

With summer comes a surplus of new fruits and vegetables to cook with, often some varieties that you cannot source any other time of year, making the summer months some of the most delicious. There are many benefits to seasonal cooking - it is often more sustainable, it gives you the opportunity to shop local at farmer's markets, and the flavors of the produce are generally tastier. 

The summer harvests are a touch late this year because of the uncertainty of the past year. However, the past year of smaller harvests and reduced growing activity will more than likely bring in a great summer for fresh produce. Just expect to get your summer peaches and cherries a little later than usual this year!

Below is a list of what you can expect to find in the farmer's market in June and throughout the summer months!

Summer Recipes

Cajun Corn

There's nothing like fresh, sweet corn in the summer. This recipe, inspired by Mexican elote, uses Blue Grass N.12 to add Cajun flair.

Peach Almond Tart

This recipe uses peaches, but you can use whichever stone fruit you like. Make this when you have bruised or overripe peaches that you don't want to go to waste.

Mango Lassi

A refreshing beverage that really lets the natural flavors of mango shine.

Pea and Asparagus Risotto

Rich, yet fresh due to the early summer vegetables and addition of dried herbs. A great summer dinner party recipe.

Fried Green Tomato Salad

A unique take on the classic Southern dish! Deconstructed fried green tomatoes with cucumbers and a Cajun remoulade. 

Antibes Radish Toast

This simple dish lets the flavors of seasonal radish shine through.

Fried Green Tomatoes

A great way to use up those unripe tomatoes.

Fruit Crisp

The trick to keeping the topping crisp is by adding it at the end. 

Labne Cherry Serrano Salad

A simple preparation that lets the flavors of ripe cherries shine, with a touch of heat from serrano and shabazi. 

Tomato & Watermelon Salad

Summer in a salad!

Fresh Piña Colada

Not your typical frozen piña colada, made with young coconut and overripe pineapple.

Shabazi Street Corn

Shabazi tahini sauce brings this take on Mexican eloté to the Mediterranean. 

 

 

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