Who doesn’t love farmers’ markets during the summer? There is an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak. Here’s a peek at what’s currently available at one of my local farmer’s market here in DC, the Penn Quarter Fresh Farms Market.
I brought some tomatoes, peaches, red butter lettuce, and sour cherries to make Cherry Bounce–a recommendation from Mrs. Wheelbarrow who is canner extraordinaire & cocktail connoisseur. I also got a gorgeous loaf of roasted garlic Italian bread from Old World Breads, and squeaky fresh cheese curds from Coulter Farms.
Now, what to make with all this gorgeous produce? The answer is tomato sandwiches and peach salad. This is really a non-recipe. For the sandwich: slather some toasted bread with home-made mayonnaise, top with sliced ripe tomatoes, and sprinkle with sea salt. For the salad: cut a ripe peach into wedges and toss with 2 teaspoons of honey, set aside. Tear a few leaves of butter lettuce, toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss the greens with the peaches. You are done.
What are your favorite farmers’ market finds?
Hope you are enjoying the summer!