August is the best month all year for peaches and tomatoes. They are bursting from local trees and vines! This month’s ChopChop recipe—peach, tomato and avocado salad—makes the most of their vibrant juiciness and varies the texture and color with a little creamy, healthy avocado. Serve it as a no-cook side dish—or swap it for salsa and use it to top a quesadilla or for scooping up with whole-grain chips.
Also, did you know that Maryland farmers grow about 25 varieties of peaches which are sold wholesale, farmers markets and grocery stores? A great reason to stop and shop at your local farmers market for local peaches, tomatoes, watermelon, sweet corn, green beans and many more seasonal fruits and vegetables. Do you have a Famers Market in your area? Find out at the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Maryland’s Best