Meatless Friday: Farmer's Market Roundup


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For most of this month, my son has been attending a half-day theater camp that’s a 20-minute drive away.

For most of this month, I’ve been grousing about that drive. But I’ve found one benefit: I pass two farm markets on my way to the camp, and you can’t beat the freshness–or the prices–of fruits and vegetables at these roadside markets. One of them is big enough to have a small barn and a staff; the other is a “leave your money in the coffee can” sort of establishment. Last week I purchased 3 pounds each of Jersey tomatoes and peaches plus an enormous cantaloupe, for a total of $6.75.

Farmer's Market

Since all kinds of fruits and vegetables are in season right now, I’ve gathered up a baker’s dozen of our favorite Meatless Friday recipes where fresh produce is the star of the show. Why not swing by the farm stand today–and then get cooking!

Fourth-Worthy Corn and Tortellini Salad by Lisa Hendey

Baba Ghanoush by Jeff Young

Garden Marinara Sauce (my own recipe)

Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Sandwich by Barbara Stein

Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto Panini by Erin Franco

Vegetable Pie by Flávia Ghelardi

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Deanna Bartalini

Charred Okra and Tomato Saute Over Grits by Dora Stone

Baked Frittata by Gina Felter

Tomato, Onion and Avocado Salad by Veronica Gantley

Veggie Curry with Suddenly Naan by Erin McCole Cupp

Carrot Salad by Rhonda Ortiz

Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups by Meg Matenaer


You can find all our Meatless Friday featured recipes here.


Copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS.
Photo: “Martin’s Produce Farmstand – Richland” (2013) by Inge Rush via Flickr. Modified by author in Canva.


About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan and freelance writer. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb volunteers at the school library and is a music minister at her parish. She is also an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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