Produce is really at its peak here in Cambridge and we are enjoying the bounty from our local farmer's market. It is such a pleasure to buy locally grown produce direct from the source. You can easily create an easy and delicious meal with very little effort if you start off with produce at the peak of flavor.
If you are shopping at the farmers market don't start with a set recipe in mind. Take a quick look at what looks good that day and work your menu from there. Many markets even have local breads, cheeses and farm raised meats so you can do some one stop shopping.
Here are some farmer's markets in Cambridge but you could easily find a local market with a google search.
Cambridge /Central Square
Parking lot # 5 at Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Streets, Monday, Noon - 6:00 pm (Closes at 5:00 pm after Nov. 7),
May 24 to November 22
Charles Hotel Courtyard at Harvard Square, Friday, Noon to 6:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday:
June 11 to November 19, Sunday: May 23 to November 21.
Harvard University near Sanders Theater, Corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets, Tuesday, 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm,
June 15 to October 26
Source: Massachusetts Department of Agriculture.