As we continue eating foods in season, summer is the perfect chance to explore what is available to us locally through attending Farmers’ Markets!
Farmers’ Markets are not only a fun activity to pass time and enjoy the summer sun, but it allows us to connect with the grower that sources the food we’re placing on our table, find seasonal produce, and is a way to obtain produce in a more environmentally sound manner than other methods.
Looking for a Farmers’ Market near you? Check out our Farmers’ Market Guide below!
Over the summer, we see a larger amount of produce available in season, I’ve included a highlight of some of the produce that is available and two seasonal recipes!
Lumber Yard Lot (near the train station)
244 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Open every Saturday until November 18, 2023
10:00am to 2:00pm
Goodwives Shopping Center: 25 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien, CT 06820
Every Wednesday 10-3
38 West End Avenue Old Greenwich
Commuter Parking Lot: Arch Street and Horseneck Lane Greenwich, CT
Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Avocado, blueberries, corn, cucumbers, mango, strawberries, field greens, peas, citrus, pineapple, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
Smashed Bean Summer Tacos:
Tacos are an easy dinner idea that can allow for leftovers to be transformed into a taco salad
Quarter avocado, diced
Can of black beans
Grilled shrimp or chicken (optional)
1 tomato, diced
Half cup corn
Quarter red onion, diced
- Drain and rinse black beans and add to a pot with half a cup of water. Place on medium heat and cover the pot for about ten minutes. Once beans are soft, reduce heat to low and stir beans and carefully smash the beans till they are smooth and thick in texture. Stir in half of the diced onion into the smashed beans
- While beans are cooking, prepare the salsa: combine the corn, tomatoes, and onions in a bowl; squeeze juice from half a lime and stir
- Warm tortillas and line with smashed beans. Add grilled shrimp or chicken if desired, avocado, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, and a squeeze of lime juice
This simple salad just requires that the ingredients are prepared and combined. It is the perfect side dish to add more fruits and vegetables to a meal and also allows for a fun way to enjoy some of these seasonal items!
Quarter of a watermelon, diced
One cucumber, chopped
Quarter red onion, diced
One cup of chickpeas
Third cup of feta cheese
Mint to taste
Lime juice from half a lime or to taste