20 Recipes Fresh from the Garden

Summer is the best time for fresh fruits and veggies in Indianapolis. Sweet strawberries picked from the vine. Fresh and delicious Indiana Tomatoes on a hot summer’s day. Sweet corn in August.

Our family loves to visit our local Farmers’ Market every Saturday. The variety and beauty of local produce is really something to see. It’s colorful and fresh, and you can actually meet many of the farmer’s and their family first-hand. Talk about fresh.

And while we love the Farmers’ Market, some of our favorite produce comes right out of our very own backyard.

Gardening is a great activity to do with your children, and it teaches them to be respectful of food and mealtimes. Understanding that food isn’t just bought, it’s a long labor of love from the seed to the table. We started small, but it wasn’t long before we had a raised bed and lots of veggies all summer long.

So it has me asking, “What’s your favorite way to serve your summer fruits and veggies?”

Do you have a favorite recipe? Do you like them grilled? Do you like in dessert? Maybe au naturel?

The farm families from inside the Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds have provided their favorite “fresh from the garden” recipes for our readers. From blackberries to squash; from brownies to salsa; there is so much to choose from! They have even include helpful hints on how to freeze vegetables like corn and broccoli.

And next time you’re worried about your kids eating their vegetables; remember the zucchini cookies!

Hoosier farming families continue working hard to produce the food you and your family enjoy every day. Thank you to our local soybean and corn farmers for sharing their favorite recipes. You can learn more about Indiana farmers and farming at The Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. And, sign up for the Glass Barn Sharing The Farm Table newsletter. Each month they will send you delicious, easy recipes to help make mealtime with your family even more tasty.

Peach Salsa

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com

Black Rasberry Pie

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com

Freezing Sweet Corn

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com

Easy Sausage Zucchini Casserole

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com

Marinated Tomatoes Farmhouse Style

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com

Sausage Cream Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com

Smoky Bacon Slaw

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com

Easy Zucchini Brownies

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net

Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net

Zucchini Pie

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com

Zesty Marinated Garden Salad

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com

Bacon Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing

Recipe and photo by www.theseoldcookbooks.com

Texas Jalapeno Squash Casserole

Recipe and photo by www.theseoldcookbooks.com

Zucchini Tomato Casserole with Ground Beef

Recipe and photo by www.theseoldcookbooks.com

Zucchini Cookies

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecrafts.com

Cheesy yellow squash and Zucchini Casserole

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecrafts.com

How to freeze Broccoli

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecrafts.com

Zucchini and Beef Taco Skillet

Recipe and photo by thecrossroadscook.com

Thanks again to the Glass Barn for saving our dinnertime rut. If you’re looking for more recipes and ideas, don’t forget to sign up for the Glass Barn Sharing The Farm Table newsletter.

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