Celebrate The Last Of Spring Produce

Celebrate The Last Of Spring Produce

June 28, 2012 |  by  |  Blog

I’m always sad to see strawberries go, but I remind myself that when they start to slowly disappear from the market, they are making room for all kinds of other delicious summer produce.

We might have another week of strawberries, asparagus and green garlic – but they will soon be gone until next year. I’ve been scouring the internet to find ways to enjoy the last of the delicious spring fruits and vegetables.

Yogurt, Strawberries + Cranachan from Sprouted Kitchen – Sara and Hugh make a unique (and delicious) take on a traditional Scottish snack

Strawberry Rhubarb Smash – Montavilla Market board member Lindsay always makes the most delicious food with local produce. She’s taken to roasting strawberries these days and creates a really crave-worthy cocktail.

Kale Market Salad – Kale salads have recently become one of my favorite ways to get a generous serving of greens. I’m embarrassed about the amount of kale I eat per week and this recipe has become one of my absolute favorites. Kale paired with green garlic dressing is a definite winner.

Boiled Egg, Spring Asparagus & Pickled Onion Sandwich – Now that the weather in Portland is finally (maybe) starting to cooperate, I have been dreaming of hiking, camping, getaways to the coast and picnics and I think that this sandwich would be the perfect addition to a summer picnic.

How To Cook With Green Garlic – Green garlic is close to being gone for the season (like really, really close) and if you are anything like me, you might not know how to cook with it. As much as I love being in the kitchen, I just learned how to cook with this gorgeous young garlic and I figured that more people might need a few pointers.

Enjoy the last of these precious fruits and vegetables this season, don’t worry too much, the Montavilla Farmers Market will have plenty of peaches, berries and late summer produce to keep your belly happy!

–Kirsten Saladow

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  1. All of these recipes are fabulous! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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