Rather than source their food supplies from elsewhere in the country (or even around the world), more and more eateries are turning to fresh, locally grown farmers’ markets. This concept of “farm to table” was made famous by health and environmental enthusiasts and is also a deliciously simple way to support your community.
Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to indulge in farm-to-table cuisine at a restaurant in your area, and as is often the case with great food, “farm to table” quickly transitioned from restaurant-only to home-cooked meals. At Blue Rhino, we call it Farm to Grill because there’s no better way to prepare “farm-to-table" at home than on your propane grill.
From meats and fish to vegetables and fruit, you’ll be rewarded with much more than taste when you choose farmers’ markets. There’s something special about supporting local farmers and knowing exactly where the food served to your loved ones comes from. While you’re out getting all the ingredients for your next farm-to-grill feast, make sure to bring your empty propane tank and exchange it for a fresh, leak-tested Blue Rhino.
Join us in celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week and check out the recipes below that use only what’s fresh and currently in season:
- Pork Skewers with Grilled Avocado: Grilled skewers are a fun and simple way to combine your favorite meats and vegetables form the market. In this case, we strongly suggest trying pork and avocado – just don’t forget to grill the avocados first!
- Wild Mushroom Pizza with Leeks and Gorgonzola: Mushroom hunting continues to gain popularity in the United States. Whether you prefer to forage for your own or acquire from a reliable market, wild mushrooms are most delicious when prepared on the grill... which brings us to this incredible pizza recipe. Locally sourced veggies topped with cheese? Yes, please!
- Grilled Mixed Vegetabless: Not sure what to do with your abundance of vegetables? When it doubt, grill it out. This recipe calls for some of our summer favorites like eggplant, zucchini, corn, asparagus, mushrooms, and all the bell peppers. With just a little oil and some seasoning to taste, these grilled mixed vegetables will both empty your produce drawer and fill your stomach.
- Edamame & Grilled Corn Salad: It’s common knowledge that soybeans and corn are plentiful in the U.S. According to CropProphet.com, there were 29 states producing soybeans in 2020, and 41 states producing corn. These two crops are equally delicious and combine to make an easy summer side dish for any cookout.
If you're a fan of farm-to-table cuisine, you’re not alone. As fellow foodies, we’re here to provide recipes that celebrate the best American farms have to offer.