Your enthusiasm at the farmers market got the best of you and you’ve returned home with heaps of peaches, tomatoes and zucchini that were just too good to pass up. Easily transform your seasonal haul to kid-friendly eats with these ideas from some of our favorite food bloggers. They dished to us about their choice farmers market finds and seasonal recipe picks. Flip through the photo gallery and get cooking.
Melissa Lanz – The Fresh 20
Produce Pick: Zucchini
Farmers markets aren't just a great spot to pick up locally-grown produce, but it's also an ideal outing to show your kids new food and teach them where their food comes from. Melissa of The Fresh 20 tells us, "Farmers’ markets are perfect family outings. While you browse, you can take the time to introduce new foods and new colors to young children. You can also involve them – let them carry a small reusable shopping bag and be in charge of carrying the salad greens! Many farmers’ love to talk about their gardens and fields, so see what information they can share with you and your family. Zucchini is a perfect end-of-summer vegetable that everyone has. My kids especially love it on pizza with grilled steak and fresh tomatoes."
What’s your favorite farmers market find? And, do you have a great recipe that goes along with your seasonal produce pick?
– Erin Lem
all photos courtesy of each blogger