Downtown Elgin Farmers Market Recipe Ideas

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market Recipe Ideas

With fall just beginning and the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market coming to a close, you will need some recipes to use up that fresh produce! Check out our suggestions below on what you should make with your farmer’s market goodies!

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

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Using the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs, cheese, and bread that can be found at the market- put it all together to make this incredible (and easy) roasted tomato soup with grilled cheese!

What you’ll need from the market: 

  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Basil
  • Cheese
  • Fresh Bread

Vegetable Soup

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Since there is an abundance of fresh vegetables in the market, grab a handful of them and make a simple and delicious vegetable soup with them! This recipe shows off the flavors of each vegetable while they are in a rich broth!

What you’ll need from the market: 

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Peas

Eggplant Parmesean

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All of these steps might seem a little daunting at first, but we promise you- they are worth it! This is a restaurant’s favorite, and being able to recreate it at home with farm fresh ingredients will truly make the meal soar. 

What you’ll need from the market:

  • Eggplants
  • Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese
  • Oregano
  • Fresh Bread

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

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Pizza is a staple in most households, so why not try to make some at home with all of the vegetables you picked up at the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market? 

What you will need from the market:

  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Cheese
  • Herbs

Now, these are just suggestions- so be creative and make what you find delicious!

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