String Beans aren’t only green; at local markets you’ll often find this summertime staple colored deep purple. You can use these pretty purple beans any way you might use the green variety, such as nestled in this Salad Niçoise, in this hearty Lentil Potato Salad, or on the grill with other summer veggies.
Waxy New Potatoes, dug straight from the ground and placed on your local farmer’s market table, are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and intrigue to a potato salad, honey mustard roasted potato wedges, and some crispy baked fries. Buy them in bulk and store them in a cool, dry place to have local potatoes all year long.
Cherry Tomatoes are one of summer’s best snacks. Sized perfectly for popping in your mouth, they’re sweet, juicy, and healthy. Add them to a cheese board, use them to flavor this summery pasta dish, or sprinkle them on this wonderful summer salad.