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The Dallas Farmers Market is a little slice of produce heaven. But all the options can be overwhelming. So grab a couple of totes and we’ll tell you exactly what you need to pick out and the easy recipes to make with your fresh, delicious and local ingredients. (Don’t forget to bring cash!)

blueberry

Buy: Blueberries
Make: Blueberry Crumble Pie

Although your window for fresh Texas blueberries is coming to a close (May to July), it’s not too late to grab some of these naturally sweet treats from the Berry Best farm stand.

avocado

Buy: Jalapeños
Make: Spicy Avocado Hummus

Of course Texans find a way to get their favorite pepper into nearly every dish. So grab some jalapeños and whip up a cold but spicy dip for summer.

caprese

Buy: Tomatoes
Make: Caprese Salad with Grilled Zucchini

When you can buy tomatoes as big as your face from Lemley’s farm stand, the world is basically begging you to make this twist on caprese salad.

spritzer

Buy: Honeydew
Make: Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer

Everyone buys cucumbers from the farmers market (duh), but honeydew is a bit more intimidating for some reason. Take a walk on the wild side and learn to puree this subtly sweet fruit for a refreshing cocktail combo that will knock your socks off.

egg

Buy: Eggs
Make: Eggs Baked in Bread Bowls

If you’re not one of those super-hip East Dallas residents who has their own chicken coop, you’ll need to source the fresh ones here. Make breakfast unforgettable with a simple egg bread bowl that tastes even better than it looks (if you can believe it).

burger

Buy: Watermelon
Make: Burger Salsa

Nothing says sweet summertime like taking advantage of the gargantuan watermelons that Texas farmers bring into town every weekend. And while there are endless ways to incorporate this versatile, light fruit into your meal planning, we can’t help but drool when we think of it as a burger fixin’.

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