September is here! That means back to school, back to crazy schedules, and back to trying to figure out what is quick, easy, and healthy to make your family for dinner. For me, that starts with 15+ Farmers Market Recipes for September.
September is the start of the fall growing season in my region. Fall and winter have hearty squash, root vegetables, and winter greens. If that doesn’t scream comfort food, then I don’t know what does. I have a list of 32 produce items that are in season starting in September. There’s plenty of inspiration to cook seasonally and locally from that list.
Root vegetables like radishes, onions, and carrots start making their way to the farmer’s markets. Radishes are not just for salads. Try making some pickles or roasting them for a delicious side dish. Onions can also be used in salads but they’re also delicious cooked and can be the start of the dish. Carrots are delicious in salads and cooked. They’re also great in sweet and savory recipes alike!
Black Radish Pickles have a sweet and spicy kick from the brine and delicious heat from the radishes. They capture the flavor of black radishes perfect for the summer season.
Caramelized Onion and Pear Tart is a perfect finger food! Sweet, caramelized onions, pears, and truffle goat cheese come together in puff pastry for a delicious appetizer.
Crustless Zucchini and Cheese Pie has 2 kinds of cheese and bakes up in no time. It’s packed with fresh summer zucchini and makes a great appetizer or light lunch.
Sweet, saffron and butter flavored tomatoes top tangy labneh in this Pan Roasted Saffron Tomato Crostini with Labneh. Creamy, salty, sweet, crunchy, and delicious, it’s a simple yet elegant appetizer.
No one should have to chew their cocktails. Cranberry Margaritas combines cranberry and lime juice. It’s a revamp of a recipe gone wrong for the holidays.
Carrot Cake Muffins are light on calories, but still moist and delicious. They’re packed with rum soaked raisins, freshly ground spices, and sweet carrots. Perfect for a brunch or family gathering.
Raspberry Danish Pinwheels come together in minutes and taste simply delicious! The delicious puff pastry, fresh raspberries, and cream cheese filling makes these irresistible.
I never thought of produce like mushrooms having a growing season, but it makes sense when you think about it. They like damp cool environments like we have in fall and spring. I also don’t think of leafy greens to be a fall or winter crop, but greens like kale and chard are best in fall, winter, and spring months.
Using spaghetti squash as the crust makes a delicious and low-carb Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust. The texture and flavor of the squash enhances the spinach and mushroom flavors in this meal.
Sweet and tangy bacon dressing is drizzled over sweet pears, spinach, and sliced shallots. Top Wilted Pear and Shallot Salad with chopped pecans and sliced hard-boiled eggs for a hearty and delicious salad.
I swapped out cabbage and tried fresh and delicious kohlrabi. Carrot Kohlrabi Coleslaw is super crunchy, has great flavor, and is the perfect twist on a southern classic picnic dish.
Collard greens get a makeover with these Creamed Collard Greens. They come together quickly and taste rich and delicious! It’s a great way to get your family to eat their greens!
Roasting radishes changes their flavor completely! If you haven’t roasted radishes, then try these Dill Roasted Radishes for a different side dish.
With just five ingredients and a little time, Sweet and Sour Cabbage is simple to make but completely addictive!
Apples, along with a handful of other produce, are available 12 months of the year. These items are either great in cold storage, like apples and citrus, or can be shipped locally from other areas of North America like bananas, avocados, and mangoes. I like to add apples to my savory dishes like these burgers.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are ground up with bratwurst spices and Granny Smith apples to make a homemade Chicken Apple Brat Burgers. They’re easy to make and packed with flavor!
Korean BBQ Beef Stir Fry with Cabbage is packed with sweet and spicy Korean barbecue flavor, crispy vegetables, and delicious rice noodles. It’s gluten free and totally delicious.
Winter squash is a welcomed change from the summer squash and zucchini. If you grow zucchini you’ll welcome the change because they’re very fertile plants. I like butternut squash for it’s sweet flavor. But I also like the spaghetti squash for it’s fun versatility.
Chicken Parm Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a light but hearty dinner. It’s light because it’s made with chicken breast and squash, but hearty because they are both very filling!
Irish Apple Cake is more quick bread than cake, but it’s irresistible none the less. The apples floating in the slightly sweet cake is perfectly fall and perfectly comforting.
Key Lime Shortbread Cookies are buttery, light, and have a hint of key lime flavor. This dough is simple and quick to whip up in a food processor so you can make these cookies any time you want!
More Farmers Market Recipes for September:
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac N Cheese
- Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches
- Sausage and Mushroom Pasta Sauce
- Glazed Turnips and Carrots