Easy Farmers Market Recipes

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These 20 easy farmers market recipes are full of delicious local, seasonal vegetables fresh from the farm. There are so many great salads and other dishes here.

These farmers market recipes are full of delicious local, seasonal vegetables fresh from the farm. There are 20 great salads and other dishes here. Time for a trip to the farmers market!

Farmers markets are getting into full swing now that the growing season has started throughout the country.

I love wandering around my local farmers market on Saturday mornings. Even though I get most of my vegetables from my farm share, there’s just something special about the weekly community gathering at the town common.

Buying directly from local growers is a great way to get the freshest possible food. I like to eat seasonally as much as I can, and visiting the farmers market regularly helps keep me attuned to what’s in season.

You can also save money on produce when crops are in abundance, so you can get some good deals at the farmers market. Visit my tips about shopping at the farmers market for more ideas about how to make the most of your market.

Despite the best intentions, it can be tricky to figure out what to do with all the great seasonal vegetables you can get at the farmers market. I’ve gathered 20 delicious, easy farmers market recipes inspired by the produce of the season. There are so many different ways to enjoy the local bounty!

Easy Farmers Market Recipes

Asparagus Leek Frittata, fresh from the farmers market

Asparagus Leek Frittata

Farmers' Market Cauliflower Salad

Farmers’ Market Cauliflower Salad

Homemade pickles are so easy to make with fresh cucumbers from the farmers market.

Easy Homemade Pickles

Farmers Tart recipe

Farmer’s Tart

Eggplant Bolognese from the farmers market

Eggplant Bolognese

Farmers' market salad, full of fresh seasonal ingredients

Farmers Market Salad

This lentil farm share skillet is the perfect recipe to use up a bunch of miscellaneous veggies from the farm.

Lentil Farm Share Skillet

Lemony kale quinoa salad, fresh from the farm

Lemony Kale Quinoa Salad

Stacked watermelon salad

Stacked Watermelon Salad

This Instant Pot cauliflower is so easy to make!

Instant Pot Cauliflower

Breakfast skillet full of ingredients fresh from the farmers market

Breakfast Skillet

Grilled asparagus, pepper, and tomato salad

Grilled Asparagus, Peppers, and Tomato Salad

Smashed potatoes, fresh from the farm share

Smashed Potatoes

Vegetarian Chef's Salad, a delicious recipe full of farm fresh vegetables

Vegetarian Chef’s Salad

Cherry tomato ricotta pasta with homemade ricotta and cherry tomatoes from the farm

Cherry Tomato Ricotta Pasta

Lebanese Stuffed Squash Recipe

Lebanese Stuffed Squash

This purple detox smoothie is full of hidden vegetables!

Purple Detox Smoothie

These butternut squash fritters are a great way to use winter squash. The healthy side dish recipe has the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

Butternut Squash Fritters

Visit Local Harvest to find a farmers market near you. New markets are popping up all over the place these days!

7 Comments

  1. This is also my favorite time of the year as well. I love all the recipes you picked and can’t wait to try them. Please let us know how your black bean salad is:)

  2. Thank you so very much for all your hard work as well as including my Grilled Asparagus, Peppers and Tomato Salad. Each dish looks incredibly fresh and delicious and I am looking forward to trying many of the recipes.

  3. What a great collection! I’m lucky that I live in a place where Farmer’s Markets are year-round and pretty much every day of the week (I think Mondays are lacking). I love cooking with fresh fruits and veggies! Thanks so much for including my Farmer’s Market Salad as well! Happy eating!

  4. I love shopping at farmers markets and getting inspired by what they have! These recipes look fabulous!

  5. Annemarie,
    What a great round up! I just hit the farmer’s market today for, of all things, spices and a gizmo to turn a canning jar into a soap dispenser. I’d had a metal one for about a year but really didn’t care for it, and a shop at the market sells a plastic one so I made the switch.
    Strange thing to buy, but bought local. Off to play with my chive blossoms!
    Thanks!

  6. I get most of my veggies at my CSA, but I supplement at the farmer’s market. We always seem to go through everything! I am so happy that summer is here and can’t wait to try some of these recipes! Thanks for including a couple of mine!

  7. What a great post. I look forward to trying the homemade pickles (I’ve never made pickles and I’m hoping for a bumper crop of cucumbers).

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