Today is World Food Day. It is a global movement to end hunger. Family farmers have a huge roll in creating a zero-hunger world. Be a part of the solution in your community and around the world!
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that there are 805 million hungry people in the world. In the United States alone, family farmers produce 84% of all produce. It makes sense that family farmers can have a big role to play in ending hunger, feeding us all and taking care of the earth!
Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy. To help support this cause, we have listed five of our favorite meals primarily consisting of produce that you can find at your local farmer’s market!
Frittatas are an Italian egg dish that’s perfect for breakfast. This meal is easy to throw together, it’s filling and you can find most of the ingredients at any farmer’s market. Get the recipe from thekitchn.com. Remember, even though the recipe calls for kale and goat cheese, you can easily replace them with any of your favorite veggies and cheese!
Who says pizza has to come out of a box? No ordering necessary when it comes to this garden-fresh recipe. The crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and peeled Bartlett pears create a crisp and light taste. Discover how to make this yummy pizza from myrecipes.com. Don’t be afraid to add your own personal twist by adding more veggies such as tomatoes or purple onion.
If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, we have found the perfect recipe for you! These savory pancakes are filled with veggies and go great with sausage links or bacon (everything tastes great with bacon). Check out the recipe at eatingwell.com.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, this dessert recipe is perfect for your holiday menu. Be sure to use all fresh produce when you’re shopping for the filling. It will taste much better when you know that every bite supports a local farm! Check out the recipe from justapinch.com.
No collection of farmer’s market recipes is complete without a salad! Salads are crisp, healthy and can be eaten for any meal of the day. We found this recipe especially fresh because of the honey lime vinaigrette. Check out this easy recipe on authenticsuburbangourmet.com.
What a delicious and fresh lineup! Need help finding the nearest farmer’s market? No worries! Check out this map from localharvest.org that will locate one for you! Be sure to share photos of your yummy creations with the LC! Use the hashtag #WorldFoodDayLCand we’ll feature them on our Facebook page!