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Summer Bounty from CSAs and Farmers Markets

To get the freshest in-season produce, you can hardly go wrong at your local farmers market or by signing up for a weekly share through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Both are great ways to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer who grows it. Farmers markets and CSAs have exploded in numbers the past few years as people want to learn more about how and where their food is grown.

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Fruit + Fresh Herbs: An Unexpected Summertime Twist!

Fresh fruit is one of my favorite parts of summertime. It ranks up there with boating, the smell of fresh- cut grass (if I’m not the one cutting it, of course), and flip-flops. Living in Minnesota, one gains a great appreciation for watermelon, juicy peaches, and fresh berries. While eating them straight from the farmers market is delicious, there are few ways to enhance your favorite fruit and enjoy a whole new flavor profile!

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All About Garlic

Vampires couldn’t survive in my house with all the garlic around! It seems like almost every meal I make starts with chopping garlic. I have yet to find another ingredient that’s quite as versatile. No wonder it is used as a staple ingredient in so many other parts of the world.

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Get Ready to Grill!

Grilling is a huge part of my summer. I love to invite friends over, fire up the grill and enjoy the long evenings together. Even on weeknights, grilling makes casual entertaining — or even a family dinner — so simple.

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Street Foods at Home

Summer is finally here! I don’t know about where you live, but spring and earlier summer here in Minneapolis were more like extended winter, so I’m really appreciating the warmer days. (Of course, after too many hot days, I will complain about that as well!). One of my favorite parts about summer is dining al fresco. Sure, there is the patio at my neighborhood restaurant, which is great for a lazy evening, but what I really love are all of the street food options – food trucks, street festivals and fairs.

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Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen Experts

The Test Kitchen creates the Land O'Lakes recipes you trust. Take a look behind the scenes to learn how they do it.

Friends of the Test Kitchen

Get inspired by our favorite bloggers as they invite you in their kitchen to dish on recipes and feeding those they love.

Special Guest

• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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Special Guest

• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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