I’m 37 weeks pregnant this week, and farmers’ market fresh vegetables have been my leading craving. I’ve gotten lots of sympathy along the way for being with child through the hot summer months, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Nature’s summer bounty has definitely kept me going and baby growing!

My husband and I head to the market every week to see what looks good and stock up. There is one particular farmer that we always shop with, and have gotten really close to him with our frequent visits. He passes along a parenting tip or two as he hands me freshly weighed bags of goodies. If we miss a week, I’m afraid he’d think we had our baby boy for sure!

Here are few of my favorite fruits and veggies to purchase straight from the source, along with a delicious (and craveable!) recipe.

PeachesPeach Parfait
Colorful Peach Parfaits recipe

Zucchini and Squash – Grilled Vegetables With Basil Vinaigrette
Grilled Vegetables with Basil Vinaigrette recipe

Butternut SquashButternut Squash Black Bean Soup

TomatoesSpicy Summer Salsa
Spicy Summer Salsa Recipe

Cucumbers – Marinated Tomato Slices
Marinated tomatoes and cucumbers recipe

Spinach – Mediterranean Spinach Quiche
Tip: Look for pasteurized feta or sub in mozzarella, if you’re avoiding soft cheeses during pregnancy.
Mediterranean Spinach Quiche Recipe

Broccoli – Oven-Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
Roasted broccoli and cauliflower recipe

Corn – Grilled Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
Grilled Corn, Black Bean, Avocado Salsa Recipe

Sweet Potatoes – Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole recipe

Carrots – Roasted Carrots
Roasted Carrots recipe

 

About the Author: Becca Ary blogs about her adventures in the kitchen and around the house at BettyBecca.com.

 

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