Summer is such a beautiful time of year. A favorite activity of many of our team members is a beautiful dinner on the patio. And what makes a summer dinner even better? Making it all with fresh local ingredients!
We are so fortunate to have 3 wonderful local Farmers Markets right in our neighborhoods. We thought we would put together a list and give you some of the features of each to help you get the most out of these local treasures, as well as share some of our favorite summer recipes to use your fresh ingredients!
The Burke Farmers Market – Seafood, breads, cheeses and a fabulous variety of fruits and vegetables as well as other local foods and plants make this a wonderful way to spend your Saturday morning, rain or shine! They are open from 8 am to noon, rain or shine from May through the middle of November.
Once you gather all your local produce, be sure and check out this wonderful collection of Summer Salads and find your new favorites!
Old Town Farmers Market – Since 1753 our local farmers have been traveling to the place to sell their freshest wares in this very location! With the beautiful setting and wonderful fresh products and produce, this is a wonderful way to reconnect with the past while getting the best today has to offer. Offering everything from meat and cheeses, fresh breads and pasta, to fruits and vegetables picked that morning you will find all you need for a wonderful meal or even your whole week!
If you decide on some of the fresh local meats, we have tips for grilling! Check out the recipes below:
The Fairfax Farmers Market – Fairfax offers markets on both Saturday (from 8 am to 1 pm) and Sunday (from 10 am to 2 pm) featuring all local fresh products and produce as well as all kinds of local goods like jewelry, quilts, skin care items and more! Wonderful for either picking up staples or for giving out of town guests a taste of local flavor.
Use some of the beautiful fruits you pick up to make some of our Favorite Summer Desserts!
We hope you enjoyed this little preview of some of our local treasures. Do you have more summer recipes you want to share with our community? Feel free to add them to the comments below, or share them on our Facebook page!
There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, and we hope you get the most out of it! Be sure you make some time to visit your Burke and Alexandria dentist for a summer cleaning!