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What to Buy at the Greenmarket Now

I hate to say it and we all hate to admit it but summer 2016 is coming to an end. Before it bids us adieu and takes our beloved summer produce with it, relish in the bright bounty your greenmarket has to offer right now.

Below is our list of must-eats before winter hits!


Did you know tomatillos are part of the tomato family? These zesty fruits are a beautiful way to brighten up a rather mild, light dish. Our favorite rendition is this Crab Salad with Tomatillo Broth


Take a break from fancy, and try this two-step side. Grill your scallions and serve them with Chef Rob’s simple romesco.


©Dana Jacobi 

Nothing adds flavor to a dish like fresh herbs. We refer back to our friend Dana Jacobi's go-to cilantro and parsley recipes for dishes that spotlight these summer gems. 

And we can't forget basil! It's the star of this simple dressing; ideal for salads or atop grilled meats and toasted breads. 


©Lou Auer

Enjoy the remaining too-hot-to-turn-on-the-stove days by whipping up this Cantaloupe Ginger Mint Salad.


Our CSA Coordinator, Suzannah Schneider, call this her go-to late summer/early fall dinner recipe. The Simple Spinach Pasta incorporates an entire pound of fresh spinach into its fresh noodle base. Popeye would be proud!



Coconut and Stone Fruit Salad is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. The fruit is brightened up with crunchy quinoa and a honey vinaigrette. Plus, it’s even better the day after making so it’s ideal for lunch at work the following day.  


This is our take on Chef Charlie Trotter’s appetizer, Watermelon Radish Ravioli. The vibrant watermelon radishes are perfect for impressing dinner guests or for serving yourself a little something special one evening.


©Flickr Commons, Fyrrylikka

For us, blueberries are synonymous with summer so we want to eke out every last sweet berry of the season. Sylvia's Table Blueberry Cobbler is a no-fail crowd pleaser. Give it a try and see for yourself! 

Summer Squash

When in doubt, turn to pickling. Needless to say, we use our Quick Summer Squash Pickling recipe for summer squash but it can certainly be used for cucumbers and other summer produce as well.  

If you have favorite recipes for these vegetables and fruits, please comment below! We’d love to hear what you plan on creating in your kitchen this month.

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