As we enter the dog days of summer, we’re waxing poetic about one of our tastiest summer traditions: shopping the farmers market. The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes just can’t be beat. Plus, it’s one of the most fun ways to connect with your community and support local farmers and businesses.
August is one of our favorite months at the market for one specific reason: tomatoes! One of life’s simple pleasures is a juicy, ripe tomato at the peak of the season, especially when paired with a crisp, cold Happi. Funky heirlooms, sweet vine-ripened varieties, or even green tomatoes ready to be fried up–we love ‘em all. To celebrate what we consider the superstar of summer produce, here are some seasonal treats that we’re loving these days:
- Farmers Market Mood Boost: Need a mood boost? Grab your reusable totes and get to the farmers market! Being surrounded by beautiful bounties of fresh produce, meeting local makers, and connecting with your community have all been proven to make you feel happier.
- Tomato and Burrata Salad: Nothing beats a quick, no-cook meal these days. Pair this easy salad with Lemon Elderflower Happi for a pitch perfect summer meal.
- Tomato Scented Candles: While tomato season is fleeting, you can enjoy that signature scent of vine-ripened, sun-soaked tomatoes all year round with this fun candle. The best part? You can plant the box and grow your own tomatoes!
We hope this gives you some inspiration to make the most of your next farmers market haul! Tell us your favorite finds in the comments below. We’ll see you back here next week.