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22 Fresh Summer Farmers’ Market Recipes to Make Use of Your Produce

Summer is a great time to find fresh produce at the farmers' market. Take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables with these recipes for sweet corn, zucchini, fresh berries, tomatoes and more.

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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Serve up those green beans in a whole new way! The tangy flavors and crunch of this eye-appealing side complement any special meal or holiday potluck. —Megan Spencer, Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

What a joy to set out a basket of these moist blueberry muffins topped with a super streusel on the brunch buffet. People rave when they taste them for the first time. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas

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Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

My dad would always stop the car on the side of the road in Maine and say, “I smell blueberries.” He had a pail ready. Then Mom would bake the wild berries in a cornmeal crust to make this homey tart. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

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Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

We grow blackberries on our farm that our family enjoys in pies, jams, jellies, and cobblers. I love to pull them out of the freezer in January and make this warm cobbler to enjoy summer’s sweetness. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

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Raspberry Pie Squares

Making pie for a crowd may seem impossible, but not when you turn to this crowd-pleasing recipe! The sweet-tart raspberry filling pairs well with a flaky homemade pastry. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Strawberry Melon Fizz

Experimenting in the kitchen’s fun for me. That’s how I came up with this recipe—I adapted it from two different recipes I got from friends for a melon ball basket and for a sparkling beverage. —Teresa Messick, Montgomery, Alabama

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Creamy Cantaloupe Pops

I make these delicious pops when the melons are ripening quickly in our cantaloupe patch. —Deanna Richter, Elmore, Minnesota

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Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

I created a lime butter especially for grilled corn and love to add fresh cilantro from my garden. —Andrea Reynolds, Rocky River, Ohio

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Freezer Sweet Corn

Whenever I serve this summertime go-to, people can’t believe that it’s frozen and not fresh. It stays crisp-tender and now I can have “fresh” corn any time of the year. —Judy Oudekerk, St. Michael, Minnesota

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Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Here’s a fantastic way to use cucumbers. You’ll love the creamy and crunchy texture and super-fresh flavors. —Charlene Skjerven, Hoolpe, North Dakota

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Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario

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Quick Watermelon Cooler

Summer means cooling off with a slice of watermelon and a glass of cold lemonade. This combines two favorites in one. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Mom’s Peach Pie

A delightful summertime pie, this dessert is overflowing with fresh peach flavor. Each sweet slice is packed with old-fashioned appeal. The streusel topping makes this pie a little different than the ordinary and adds homemade flair. —Sally Holbrook, Pasadena, California

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Georgia Peach Ice Cream

My state is well known for growing good peaches. This delicious recipe has been a family favorite for almost 50 years. —Marguerite Ethridge, Americus, Georgia

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Spiced Plum Pie

The subtle tastes of orange and nutmeg bring out the fresh flavor of plums in this comforting pie. Be sure to have a slice while it’s still warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Lucille Mead, Ilion, New York

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Yellow Summer Squash Relish

My friends can barely wait for the growing season to arrive so I can make this incredible relish. The color really dresses up a hot dog. —Ruth Hawkins, Jackson, Mississippi

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Greek-Style Squash

What a great way to use up all that summer squash! You can almost taste the sunshine in this quick, colorful vegetable dish and the foil packets make for carefree cleanup. —Betty Washburn, Reno, Nevada

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Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

The topping for this simple Fresh Tomato Bruschetta appetizer can be put together ahead of time and refrigerated. We also love it on top of grilled chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, and homemade pizza. —Samantha Cass, Swartz Creek, Michigan

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Gourmet Garden Tomato Salad

I came up with this invigorating salad at our weekly pool gatherings with friends. Each of us brings our own meat to grill and a side to share. This dish was definitely a hit. —Stacy Kibler, Centerville, Ohio

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Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They’re such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you’re eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I grow zucchini by the bushel, so this pizza bake is one of my dinnertime go-to’s. My hungry husband and kids gobble it right up. —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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Zucchini Cobbler

This cobbler is my surprise dessert! No one ever guesses that the “secret ingredient” is zucchini. Everyone says it tastes like apples. It’s great to make for a potluck supper or to serve a crowd. The recipe has been requested time and again in my house, and I’m always happy to make it. —Joanne Fazio, Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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