Your Guide to the Farmer's Market
Summer brings lots of great fresh fruits. Stone fruits like peaches, apricots and cherries are popular during the summer months. You can also find different types of berries this time of year. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are wonderful in fruit pies or mixed with yogurt or cottage cheese as a snack. The warmer months are often the best time for melons like mangoes, cantaloupe and watermelon.
Corn and tomatoes ripen best in the warm weather as do different types of squashes like zucchini and the aptly named summer squash. Roots and tubers are also at their best during the summer - potatoes, beets, onions and radishes flourish this time of year.
A mango-avocado salsa goes well with fish or can be used simply as a refreshing dip for chips. 1 mango, peeled, seeded and diced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
4 medium tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons olive oil