Every Saturday, from June until October, I look forward to the local farmer's market in Colorado. There is nothing better than picking out fresh produce and taking it home to prepare a healthy and delicious meal.
10 of my favorite things to buy at the local famers market.
2. Fresh Cucumbers
3. Green beans
5. Local honey
Eating local honey is good for you. The elements that sustain the honey help build your immune system.
6. Onions and Garlic
7. Fresh fruit (Apples, plums, peaches, cantaloupe and watermelon)
8. Fresh greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, collards, etc)
9. Zuccini and Squash
Bonus: Treat yourself to kettle corn and fresh homemade bread in moderation.
Favorite Farmer's market recipe:
Your favorite mixture of fresh veggies
Fresh onion, diced
Fresh garlic, diced
High heat Olive Oil
On medium heat, stir fry fresh onion and garlic in a pan with olive oil. Add diced zucchini, squash, red peppers, carrots and sliced green beans. Add a splash of water, cover and allow the veggies to steam for about 10 minutes. When vegetables are soft, remove from heat. Serve over rice or pasta, sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Delicious and fresh!
What do you like to buy at your local farmer's market? Share your favorite recipes from the market below.