Marcella DiLonardo of Modest Marce prepares a fresh feast using seasonal ingredients from her very own garden, local farms and farmers market.
One of the best things about living out in the country is being surrounded by fruit and vegetable farms. They produce the freshest seasonal ingredients you can get your hands on. In the summertime I often make trips directly to the farms to pick strawberries, peaches and cherries.
However, my town also hosts a weekly farmers market every Thursday night in the town square. I go each week in the summer to see what local ingredients are in season and to plan my menus around the available produce. In late summer, it is time for fresh garlic, potatoes, green beans, sweet corn and tomatoes.
This menu is inspired by my most recent trip to the farmers market. These simple and seasonal recipes are perfect for a relaxed summer farm-to-table dinner. I also incorporated a variety of fresh herbs throughout the meal from my very own garden. The one thing I happen to be able to successfully grow myself!
For the tablescape I kept the design fairly simple to compliment the no-fuss menu. Farmhouse water glasses, a monochromatic grey color palette (my favorite) and my favorite ivory French flatware.