09/02/2012 09:57 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2012

5 Late-Summer Farmers' Market Recipes

It's not too late! You can still enjoy the tastiest fruit and veggies from your local farmers' markets. In fact, the summer harvest is still at its peak and in just one visit to the market (with a few helpers to assist you in carrying the goods!), you can prepare several quick, healthful, and mouthwatering dishes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with family and friends!

Each of these recipes puts the produce center stage! By not doing too much or adding too much to each dish, the rich and unique flavors, textures, and aromas of each farm-fresh fruit, herb, and vegetable really shine through.

Simple, healthy, delicious, and beautiful! Enjoy!

5 Late Summer Farmers' Market Recipes

Note: I bought almost all the ingredients for these dishes during an hour long Saturday visit to a San Francisco Bay Area Farmers Market. To find what's ripe and available in your area, you can check out the Seasonal Ingredient Map at

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