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Fun Recipes for Eating Local in August

It’s August in New Hampshire. Gardens are overflowing with fresh, local vegetables and fruits; chickens are laying lots of eggs and cows are giving lots of milk; orchards and berry bushes are laden with fruits. It’s a wonderful time to be a Granite Stater!

I’ve included breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to get your imagination going. All of these meals are easy to make and kid-approved. I’d love to hear other ideas for eating locally in the comments.


  1. Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes (or Blueberry Pancakes) made with local fruit, eggs, and milk and smothered in local maple syrup.

  2. Low Waste Oatmeal topped with fresh berries or peaches

  3. Omelet with Roasted Home Fries made with local eggs, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, garlic, chives, onions, potatoes and broccoli

Blueberry Pancakes


Omelet Ingredients

Yum! (Friends gave us these wild harvested mushrooms, read more about harvesting mushrooms here)


  1. Roasted Beet Sandwiches on Sourdough Bread with local beets, onions, and herbs

  2. Cold Cucumber Purslane Soup with local cucumbers, onions, garlic, and yogurt (look for yogurt in a glass jar)

  3. Green Salad with Roasted Zucchini and Corn with local greens, kale, carrots, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and corn

  4. Caprese Sandwiches with local cheese, basil, tomato, and bread

Purslane Soup

Golden Beet Sandwich

Caprese Spread

Cold lunches are the best on hot days. Everything in these photos came from my own garden or oven, except the cheese and balsamic.


  1. Barbecue Tofu with Roasted Corn and Garden Salad using local corn, greens, carrots, cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes

  2. Roasted Veggies and Chickpeas with local carrots, herbs, green beans, onions, garlic, parsnips, potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes

  3. Veggie Stir Fry with Rice and Beans using local green beans, carrots, corn, garlic, onions, peppers, zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes

  4. Moussaka using local eggplant, onion, garlic, pepper, and herbs


Roasted Baby Carrots and Beets

BBQ Tofu

Lots of roasting and grilling to bring out the best taste in the veggies.


  1. Peach Crisp Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream with local peaches and ice cream

  2. Fruit Salad with local apples, blueberries, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, and watermelon

  3. Fresh Fruit Popsicles with local blueberries, watermelon, peaches, and raspberries (use fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, and/or sugar to sweeten)

We make “adult popsicles” and “kid popsicles” to match all tastes. Plus lots, and lots of berries.

Happy Summer Eating!

– Hannah

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