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8 Seasonal Superstars

Created January 10, 2017
classic strawberry shortcakes
Capture the essence of summer with simple, delicious recipes that let the stars of the farmers market (and our gardens!) shine.


With the arrival of summer comes the welcome appearance of sweet, juicy fruits and crisp, colorful veggies at the markets (and in our gardens!), including these eight seasonal superstar ingredients.

Beautiful Berries

classic strawberry shortcakes

Make the most of berry-season’s bounty with crowd-pleasing desserts like these Classic Strawberry Shortcakes, tasty pies, tarts, bars and more.

Fresh Tomatoes

beautiful heirloom tomato salad

Give this summer showstopper a try in party-perfect appetizers like homemade salsas and dips, or in fresh salads like this Beautiful Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Summer Corn

mexican corn on the cob

Savor this seasonal staple straight off the cob (we can’t get enough of this Mexican Corn on the Cob) or tossed it into skillets, tostadas and enchiladas.

Perfect Peaches

peach and raspberry cobbler

Baking with peaches often brings us back to grandma’s kitchen. Put a traditional peach pie on your must-make list, but don’t shy away from trying this juicy fruit in a new recipe, like this Peach and Raspberry Cobbler.

Good-for-You Green Beans

grilled garden vegetable medley packs

Green bean season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. Try them in side dishes like these Grilled Garden Vegetable Medley Packs, or use them as easy add-ins to casseroles and skillets.

Cool Cucumbers

cucumber salad

Naturally cool and crisp, cukes are sometimes best served on their own tossed in a light vinegar dressing, like in this easy Cucumber Salad recipe, but they can also add a surprisingly refreshing twist to cocktails and salsas.

Radiant Rhubarb

strawberry rhubarb angel cake

Take advantage of rhubarb’s prime time and put those luscious stalks to use in cupcakes, dessert squares, smoothies or special occasion sweets, like this heavenly Strawberry-Rhubarb Angel Cake.

Colorful Bell Peppers

grilled bell pepper panzanella

Bell peppers are a simple and easy way to add a healthier color pop to summer dishes. Whether you serve them stuffed or prep them on the grill like in this Grilled Bell Pepper Panzanella, they’ll give any meal a summery crunch.