Kissing Summer Goodbye: Labor Day Recipe Roundup

Wow, has it been a hot, dry and humid summer! The weather is slowly starting to shift to cooler temps, school is back in session, and many of us are looking forward to the fall. Although I do love the fall, I don’t know if I am ready to say goodbye to the delicious tomatoes, melons, and even the zucchini that have been staple foods during these long summer days. With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, here are some recipe ideas for your end of summer celebration.

Corn & Leek Bean Fritters

This tasty fritter recipe is full of protein, fiber, and lots of flavor. Serve with herbed yogurt atop a bed of greens for a satisfying meal. 


Roasted Potato Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

A light, tangy potato salad, perfect for potlucks!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Make sure to choose very green, very firm tomatoes for this recipe. Once they start to turn color, they will soften and become much harder to fry.


Roasted Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad

Try out this summertime special. A perfect addition to any potluck! Delicious, sweet, seasonal vegetables are the base of this pasta dish and the lemon vinaigrette adds a light, tangy finish.


Local Cherry Tomato Pie

This savory pie will wow your friends and family. It’s simple, delicious and visually appealing! The real stars of this pie are the local tomatoes. 

Blackberry Ricotta Pizza

In late summer, fresh blackberries make for a unique and tasty pizza topping. Yum!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Looking for a creative way to use up your seemingly endless supply of zucchini from your garden or CSA? Try these simple, healthy, muffins. The zucchini and banana combined make these muffins sweet, moist and chewy. Undetectably vegan and gluten-free, these muffins are sure to please a crowd! Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, or sweet treat.


We hope you enjoy the remaining warm weather and all of the fresh, sweet produce our little state has to offer. 

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