The weather is getting warmer, so why not introduce yourself to the refreshing farm-to-table lifestyle? There's nothing better than a dish that uses fresh, locally grown ingredients. Celebrate the warmth of spring and the upcoming summer season by visiting local farmers’ markets around Shea Home’s Northern California Communities. The Dunes, The Enclave, Mountain House, and Orchard Trails all have convenient access to many wonderful local farmers’ markets, so finding newly harvested ingredients is a breeze!
If you prefer eating locally or are trying to eat more organic foods, check out some of our favorite recipes you can make with delicious ingredients from farmers near you.
Recipes that will put a spring in your step!
Summer Pasta Salad
A summer pasta salad is perfect to enjoy as an afternoon snack or as a nice dinner. Deliciously addicting and refreshing, it’s easy to modify and fill with your favorite farmers’ market vegetables. From zucchini to cucumbers and tomatoes, the possibilities are endless.
Farmers’ Market Vegetable Soup
Are you someone who enjoys meal prepping? This recipe for Farmer Market Vegetable Soup is a simple and healthy vegan dish that makes enough to enjoy throughout the week. It’s easy to prepare and loaded with healthy nutrients; plus it’s a great way to use up all those veggies!
Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce
Don’t be shy about tackling your own sauce! Spaghetti with a quick homemade tomato sauce is simple to make and usually provides enough to feed multiple people. Whether you’re planning a last-minute gathering, or looking to treat yourself to a fancy at-home dinner, a homemade pasta sauce will put those delicious market tomatoes to good use.
Zucchini Potato Casserole
Elegant, mouth-watering, and easy to prepare, this French dish of layered vegetables is delicious when served warm or at room temperature. Add more subtle flavors with oregano, rosemary or any of your favorite herbs you find at the farmers’ market!
Check out these local farmers’ markets!
Everyone’s Harvest, near The Dunes and The Enclave, is a certified farmers’ market committed to bringing fresh veggies, fruits, and more to the local community. It is open every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and is located at 215 Reservation Road, Marina, CA.
Looking to make yourself at home at one of our Mountain House neighborhoods? The weekly Mountain House Farmers’ Market, operated by All Bay Farmers' Market, runs year-round in the Mountain House Town Hall Library parking lot every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you happen to be around our Orchard Trails neighborhood, stop by the Brentwood Farmers’ Market, operated by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, for your vegetable haul! This charming market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Visit our website to explore our neighborhoods and schedule a tour! Plan a trip to a farmers’ market near one of our charming Communities, and start crafting your own delicious farm-to-table inspired dishes!
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