More ways to love farmer's market foods

Quick ideas and easy recipes for 14 favorite local crops

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farmers market summer squash
Photo and text by Kaitlin Louie

Summer squash

Crisp, tender summer squash have a slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with rich and substantial ingredients, such as olive oil, garlic, and cheeses.

Quick idea No. 1: Sauté diced squash with garlic, olive oil, and herbs. Use to top toasted baguette slices spread with goat cheese. Sprinkle with dill, mint, or basil.

Quick idea No. 2: Roast long thin slices of squash with garlic and olive oil until very soft. Layer in a pan with goat cheese, pesto, and finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Serve with multigrain crackers.

Recipe: Pattypan Squash with Eggs

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