Fresh Fourth Recipes

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Fire up the grill and gather family and friends round this week for a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by crisp, cool summer salads. With produce ranging from striped green zucchini and sweet corn to fresh fennel and juicy blueberries, the summery lineup also features a locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce and our housemade mustard to slather on grilled bratwurst sausages—so pour a glass of wine, tie on an apron and enjoy your Independence Day!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Chili-Lime Sweet Corn Salad
Crunchy, spicy, tangy and sweet, this salad is bursting with flavor.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil

This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
This versatile dressing pairs well with roasted or grilled carrots.

Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard
Adapted from Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Food, this classic recipe gets an added kick from our housemade Whole Grain Mustard and garlicky scapes.

Peach Season Recipes

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With a delicate, fragrant aroma and juicy, tender flesh, the peach is a cornerstone of late summer dining and we’re celebrating the stone fruit in all its glory. With a beautiful selection of produce ranging from bicolor corn and heirloom tomatoes to zesty limes, plus flavorful smoked chicken, pumpernickel bread and delicate quail eggs, this week’s lineup is bright and summer-fresh—shake up a fruity cocktail with Lime basil simple syrup, slice up a peach and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Peach Nectar Cocktail with Lime Basil Syrup
Perfect for a hot summer’s day, this crisp, refreshing cocktail is splashed with our housemade syrup.

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios & Balsamic Glaze
Peaches off the grill are a true summer delight—we particularly love this salty, sticky-sweet topping.

Deviled Quail Eggs
This wonderful picnic dish is sure to impress, made with petite, creamy quail eggs.

Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese
With peppery arugula and a red wine vinaigrette, this salad would also be incredible tossed with smoked chicken.

Summer Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Incredibly fresh and light, this colorful salad is accented by a robust heirloom tomato vinaigrette.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to this week’s salad, this bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta, or drizzled over steamed or grilled artichokes.

Chili-Lime Sweet Corn Salad
Crunchy, spicy, tangy and sweet, this salad is bursting with flavor.

Summer Picnic Recipes

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The sun-baked days of August beg for a lazy, leisurely picnic packed with farm-fresh produce and favorite bites like mint-kissed melon or potato salad topped with silky dressing. This week, spend an afternoon with family and friends nibbling away at a picnic-perfect salad tossed with smoked salmon—see this week’s recipes for three different ideas, fresh with ingredients like heirloom tomato, Italian pepperoncini and crisp cucumber, or juicy blueberries and lemon honey vinaigrette. Also included in this bright lineup: Sparkling Rosé wine, velvety crème fraîche and our housemade crostini.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Salmon Salad with Blueberries and Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Toss this crisp salad with your choice of fresh or pickled blueberries.

Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
This lovely vinaigrette is bright with lemon juice, sweet honey and fresh parsley.

Pickled Blueberries
Tart-sweet and incredibly addictive, these pickled berries are a wonderful finishing touch for salads and sandwiches (try them on grilled cheese)!

Smoked Salmon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes & Red Wine Vinaigrette
This luscious salad hails to the Mediterranean, with cucumbers, pepperoncini and olives.

Summer Red Wine Vinaigrette
File this one away: This versatile vinaigrette pairs beautifully with summery greens and pasta salads.

Smoked Salmon Salad with Crème Fraîche & Parcel Leaf Celery
Serve this creamy salmon salad atop a bed of greens with sliced cucumber and heirloom tomato on the side.

Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche & Mint
This unique recipe from Jamie Oliver ingeniously combines fresh mint, crème fraîche and Anaheim chile.

Melon with Fresh Mint & Lime Syrup
Try this sweet-tart syrup over your favorite summer melon.

Italian Summer Recipes

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The Italian summer calls to mind visions of sparkling wine, homemade pasta and garden-fresh produce simply and beautifully prepared. Hence, this week’s box captures the flavors of summer by way of Italy with a colorful, rustic rigatoni pasta tossed with ripe cherry tomatoes, summer squash and creamy ricotta, plus fresh Pomodoro bread and squash blossoms for frying. Also included for this relaxed, refreshing meal: A classic Italian Moscato and lemon-almond fruit crisp topping for a summery dessert.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Ricotta-Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms
The ultimate summer starter, incredibly beautiful and flavorful.

Rigatoni with Cherry Tomatoes, Summer Squash & Ricotta
Also tossed with green garlic and fresh herbs, this spectacular summer pasta is light and colorful.

Summer Red Wine Vinaigrette
File this one away: This versatile vinaigrette pairs beautifully with the next two recipes, as well as green or pasta salads.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Sweet Onion
This light side salad is excellent served for lunch, or alongside grilled protein with bread.

Fingerling Potato Salad with Radishes & Capers
A light, refreshing take on the American classic, tossed with red radish slices and fresh herbs.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Blueberry Crisp
A quick and easy dessert using plump, juicy blueberries.

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