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3 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

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Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in. 

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It’s August, and we’ll admit we’re a little in shock that the end of summer is in sight. So this week, take the time to soak in the summer air and stop and smell the flowers -- and treat yourself to a little bouquet to take home, too. Here’s what else the Food52 editors can’t wait to pick up from the market -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.

Bowl of Green Beans

Green Beans
Keep it simple and let your green beans (and purple beans and all of their bean cousins) shine in a sauté with only four ingredients. Or copy Catherine and make a green bean salad -- try dressing them in a salty, mustardy vinaigrette.

So refreshing, they’re like “crisp, cool white ice.” Chop cucumbers for a crunchy salad, blend them into a chilled soup, or make quick pickles. Easiest of all -- sprinkle with salt and munch on one whole.

Wild Blueberries
These tiny, flavor-packed berries are perfect for eating by the handful or for throwing into a quick bread or muffins, as Julie’s planning on doing this week. (Have we mentioned that we also like to put them in a schlumpf? We have? Good.)

Tell us: What are you adding to your market bag this week?

Photos by James Ransom

Tags: Farmers Markets, Ingredients