May’s Harvest: From Local Farms to Your Table

May 1, 2024
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April showers bring May…. produce?! As May rolls around, it brings warmer weather and longer days, making it the perfect time to enjoy seasonal produce and experiment with new recipes that showcase the bounty from our local farmers. From vibrant herbs to juicy fruits and crisp vegetables, May offers an abundance of ingredients that not only taste great but also promote sustainability. Let's explore some of the star ingredients of May and how to incorporate them into a delicious recipe that celebrates the season.

Basil: With its aromatic leaves and distinct flavor, basil is a staple herb in many cuisines. Whether used in sauces, salads, or garnishes, fresh basil adds a burst of freshness to any dish.

Chili Peppers: Spice up your meals with chili peppers, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and heat levels. From mild to fiery, chili peppers add depth and complexity to recipes.

Cilantro: Loved for its bright and citrusy flavor, cilantro adds a refreshing touch to salads, salsas, and soups. Embrace its versatility in both savory and sweet dishes.

Garlic: A kitchen essential, garlic lends its pungent flavor to countless dishes, from marinades and sauces to stir-fries and roasts. Fresh garlic bulbs are bursting with aromatic compounds that elevate any recipe.

Green Beans: Crisp and tender, green beans are a classic springtime vegetable. Whether steamed, sautéed, or grilled, green beans add texture and color to salads, side dishes, and main courses.

Mint: Cool and invigorating, mint is perfect for adding a refreshing twist to drinks, desserts, and savory dishes alike. Its bright flavor pairs beautifully with both sweet and savory ingredients.

Peaches: Juicy and sweet, peaches are a beloved summer fruit that signals the arrival of warmer days. Enjoy them fresh off the tree or incorporate them into salads, desserts, and savory dishes for a burst of natural sweetness.

Melons: From watermelon and cantaloupe to honeydew, melons are synonymous with summertime refreshment. Enjoy them chilled and diced, blended into smoothies, or paired with salty cheeses for a delightful contrast of flavors.

Now, to put it all together: Grilled Peach and Green Bean Salad with Basil-Mint Pesto Dressing

This Grilled Peach and Green Bean Salad with Basil-Mint Pesto Dressing is a celebration of May's bounty, showcasing the fresh and flavorful ingredients that come into season during this time. 

Keep it simple, keep it local.

By using locally sourced produce, you not only support your community's farmers but also enjoy the unparalleled taste of seasonal ingredients at their peak. So embrace the abundance of May and let your taste buds rejoice in the flavors of the season!

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