There’s nothing like the taste of a Colorado peach.
It’s downright delicious, and it supports fair farm wages, your health, and the planet.
Fresh at the Markets This Month
Apricots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, cucumbers, fennel, fresh flowers, greenhouse tomatoes, kohlrabi, peaches, radishes, salad greens, summer squash, turnips, and more.
Colorado peaches are a true taste of summer. Grown on orchards in the Western Slope, these peaches are renowned for their exceptional flavor and juiciness. The warm days and cool nights of Colorado’s unique climate create ideal conditions for cultivating peaches with vibrant colors and unmatched taste. Whether enjoyed fresh as a refreshing snack, sliced in a luscious pie, or blended into a smoothie, Colorado peaches are a mouthwatering treat that capture the essence of the Colorado produce.
With a diverse range of varieties available, including zucchini, crookneck, patty pan, and cue ball squash, these vibrant and versatile vegetables are a true treasure of the summer harvest. Whether you’re grilling up zucchini spears, sautéing crookneck squash for a colorful side dish, stuffing patty pan squash with savory fillings, or enjoying the delicate flavor of cue ball squash in a light salad, summer squash offers endless culinary possibilities. From their tender texture to their subtle sweetness, these bountiful vegetables are a delightful addition to any meal.
Apricots are a delightful summer fruit that brings a burst of sweetness and tanginess to the table. These golden gems are perfect for enjoying in a variety of ways. Bite into a fresh apricot for a juicy and refreshing snack, or slice them up to top a bowl of creamy yogurt or oatmeal for a nutritious breakfast. For a touch of indulgence, bake them into a delectable apricot crumble or pie, where their natural sweetness shines through. Apricots also lend themselves well to savory dishes – try grilling them for a caramelized addition to a salad or pairing them with cheese and prosciutto for an elegant appetizer. No matter how you enjoy them, the vibrant flavors of apricots are sure to brighten your summer days.
Fava beans offer a delightful taste and texture that is perfect for the adventurous eater. Start by enjoying them in their fresh form, simply blanched and peeled, for a delightful snack or addition to salads. You can also incorporate fava beans into hearty soups and stews, adding a rich and earthy flavor to the mix. For a vibrant side dish, sauté them with garlic and herbs, or try tossing them into pasta dishes for a burst of color and protein. Fava beans can even be transformed into a creamy dip, like the classic Middle Eastern favorite, ful medames. With their unique flavor profile and buttery texture, fava beans bring a touch of culinary adventure to any dish. Discover the versatility of fava beans at your local farmers market and let your taste buds savor the joys of this seasonal delicacy
Follow your taste buds to Take 5 for Local.
Just $5 spent or 5 items purchased is all it takes to start a ripple effect that begins with unique produce and ends in positive outcomes from the place you call home. Learn about what’s in season at the farmers markets this month, plus some tips on how to enjoy the summer harvest.