The Ancaster Farmers’ Market strongly believes that the best meals come from only the finest ingredients. Our variety of vendors offer seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce and other food products. To help you embrace the season to its fullest we are providing recipes which incorporate the current in-season produce found at the Market.

Blueberry Peach Brioche French Toast

Blueberry Peach Brioche French Toast

We are often so rushed in the mornings that we forget to slow down and appreciate some of the best hours of the day. This blueberry peach brioche french toast will help you to slow down and make the most of the mornings that we so often speed through.


1 loaf Brioche bread, thickly sliced, can be substituted with any breads sold at the Market.
6 eggs
1/2 cupalmond milk, or your preferred milk
1 tspvanilla extract
1 tspground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoonnutumeg
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1 peach, sliced
1 cuoblueberries
1/2 cuppowdered sugar sifted
warm maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange bread in a large casserole dish and set to the side.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread slices. Add the blueberries and peaches around and between the brioche slices.
  3. Let mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Serve with powdered sugar and warm maple syrup.
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Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Nothing says summer like salad or fresh corn, so why not put the two together with this fresh summer corn salad! Try using local ingredients such as corn from Cranston Farms, and tomatoes from one of the Market’s vendors.

Prep Time: 25 minutes – Serves: 4


4ears of corn
2 tbspunsalted butter
3scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 pintcherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cupricotta or feta cheese, cubed
2 tbspextra virgin olive oil
1 tspsalt
1/4 tspground pepper
1/4 cupfresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat grill to a medium-high temperature. Butter each ear of corn then wrap individually in aluminum foil. When grill reaches the desired heat add corn and grill for 5 minutes a side, for a total of 15 minutes. Once completed set the corn aside and allow 10 minutes for cooling.
  2. Once corn has cooled slice off kernels and place in a large bowl. Add scallions, tomatoes, cheese, and oil. Toss and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste
  3. Add freshly torn basil into the bowl, toss once, then serve either warm or at room temperature.
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Blistered Green Beans with Tomato Almond Pesto

Blistered Green Beans with Tomato Almond Pesto

Enjoy seasonal fresh tomatoes and beans with this tasty summer dish from Bon Appetit.

Serves: 8


2 pintslocal cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup unsalted, roasted almonds
1 clovegarlic
2 tablespoonsolive oil
2 tablespoonssherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 pinch cayenne pepper, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoonpaprika
3 teaspoonsvegetable oil
2 poundstrimmed green beans


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roast tomatoes on a baking sheet, flipping once, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly charred.
  2. Chop almonds in a food processor. Add garlic, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, cayenne, and half of the tomatoes. Pulse until a pesto consistency is achieved.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the beans an let cook for approximately 2 minutes or until blistered. Cook for an additional 7-9 minutes until tender, tossing occasionally. Place cooked beans on a platter and repeat for remaining oil and beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Coat beans in pesto and add remaining tomatoes.
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Garden Tomato Peach Toss

Garden Tomato Peach Toss

The time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived; peach season. Fresh, local peaches are now available at the Market, and to celebrate we’ve found a fresh summer tomato and peach salad for you to help enjoy your fruit to the fullest!

Prep Time: 8 minutes – Serves: 4


1/4 cupolive oil
2 tbsprice wine vinegar
2 tsphoney
1/2 tspboth salt and pepper
4fresh tomatoes
2firm ripe peaches
1/2 cupshredded fresh basil, mint, or corriander


  1. In a large bowl whisk oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Slice tomatoes into thick coins and add to the dressing. Remove peach skins and pits, then thinly slice into wedges. Add peaches to the tomatoes and dressing.
  2. Shred your chosen herb (basil, mint, coriander), and sprinkle it into salad. Toss to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated. This salad can be consumed immediately or chilled for up to six hours for exceptional results.

Turn this recipe local through choosing Sheffield’s honey along with local peaches and tomatoes found at the Market.

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