At the Farmstand: August 13 - 26

Peggy Paul Casella, Resident Wordsmith (and Farmstand Associate) We all know that peaches, plums, berries, and melons are delicious in baked goods and other sweet applications, but why confine them to the dessert course? Exploring the savory side of summer fruits will shake up your cooking routine and unlock a whole new level of seasonal flavor.

If you're new to the whole fruit-for-dinner idea, start with something simple like grilled peaches and watermelon with feta and mint. Whip up a batch of blueberry or plum barbecue sauce to slather on ribs, tenderloin, or chicken wings. Or make a breezy meal of grilled clams with Peach, Tomato, and Basil Salad.

  

Of course, the Farmstand is fully stocked with all the summer fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats you need for your savory pursuits--even locally raised clams from Heritage Shellfish Cooperative, which pair surprisingly well with fruity flavors. Swing by for some inspiration, and savor the summer bounty while it lasts!

Here are some savory summer fruit recipes to get you started:

Blueberry

Cantaloupe

Peach

Plum

Watermelon