Summer is almost here and along with it, in-season produce! Austin has numerous farmers markets to grab seasonal produce, and some farmers markets also feature chef demonstrations and music. For a list of farmers markets in the area, read our recent post on the topic.
Cooking with In-Season Produce
Summer seasonal produce includes tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, eggplant, beets, okra, avocados, potatoes, and of course PEACHES. Check out these global recipes that use seasonal ingredients!
Pan-Cooked Summer Squash with Tomatoes and Basil
Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad
Peaches are a Texan’s Summer Love
Peaches are in season, and it’s a big deal for Texans. They LOVE their peaches. You’ll find pop-up farm stands all over Austin solely selling peaches, so be sure to stop by and give them a try!
Peach season is also a great time for a road trip to Fredericksburg, TX. They have peach picking, orchards, and wide array of peach products. The crowning event is the Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo on June 17-18 in nearby Stonewall, TX. Here, you’ll experience a Peach Queen contest, baking & salsa contests, a rodeo, and live performances!
If you’re feeling the peach fever, here’s a recipe for a classic Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler. Be sure to have some at the Peach JAMboree!