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Fresh Produce

Summertime is prime time for fresh produce from your local farmers’ market, where you’ll find peaches, creole tomatoes, okra, corn, summertime squash, cherry tomatoes, green beans, and so much more.  To name a few: Light and veggie-packed pasta with mouthwatering marinated, homegrown tomatoes, green bean pasta salad bursting with crunchy fresh flavor, and savory, crispy pan fried zucchini fritters.  For a light dinner or happy lunch, throw all your farmers’ market bounty into one impressive summertime salad. With a few of our best produce tips and freshness-saving tricks, a trip to your local farmers’ market will become a weekly occasion. Take advantage of summer’s vibrant bounty from farmers' markets, local farm stands, or even your own backyard with these delicious summer dinner recipes that’ll last you until the fall harvest.

Head to your local farmers market for fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. In the summer, you'll find crisp asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and vibrant bell peppers, and—of course—tons of zucchini. From summer salads to pepper steak fajitas, here are some genius ways to make the most of summer's finest fruits and vegetables.