Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Fresh at the Farmers Market This Week

Article excerpt

Melon season is upon us. This week at area farmers markets you'll find watermelons, cantaloupe and honeydew as well as tomatoes, plums, sweet and spicy peppers, cucumber, onions, fresh herbs, eggplant, green beans, sweet corn, beets, carrots, cherries and more. Even some fall veggies like butternut, spaghetti and delicata squash are starting to make an appearance. To help you use that watermelon and the basil you may find in your garden, here is a favorite recipe for a Spicy Watermelon Salad With Feta and Basil.

> Information provided by the Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market

Find our guide to area farmers markets at stltoday.com/farmersmarkets

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SPICY WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA AND BASIL Yield: 4 servings

4 cups cubed watermelon (bite-size chunks)

¼ cup jarred banana pepper slices (or other pickled peppers)

1 red chili pepper

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

½ teaspoon granulated sugar

4 ounces feta cheese

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, torn

¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

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