Hosting a Summer BBQ? End the Event with One of These Grilled Dessert Recipes The summer season means just about every meal is cooked on the grill, including dessert! Don’t disrupt your backyard BBQ or quality time with your family to turn on the oven and bake a delicious treat. The smoky, charred flavor from your grill pairs perfectly with many fresh summer fruits (and of course chocolate & ice cream!). Fiorentino’s Farm Market highlights some fun, easy & delicious grilled summer desserts made with seasonal ingredients that can be prepared & cooked in less than 15 minutes.
Top 5 Grilled Desserts to Cook this Summer Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers: A grilled twist on the classic fruit salad. You can use any fresh summer fruit you have on hand, but our favorites are peaches, pineapple, strawberry and other similar hearty fruits. Don’t forget to soak your skewers in water. Classic S'mores with Strawberry: You don’t even need a fire pit for this easy grilled summer dessert recipe. Simply line a grill pan with graham crackers, top with chocolate, marshmallows and slices of strawberry then bake for 2 minutes. Swap out the strawberry for other summer fruits like bananas or blueberries! Grilled Peach Crumble: There is something so decadent about peaches on the grill! The crumble can be made a few days in advance and add a big scoop of ice cream to complete this delicious summer dessert. Get the Recipe Here. Char-Grilled Pears w/Cinnamon Drizzle: Similar to the above Grilled Peach Recipe, swap the peach for a seasonal bosc pear and top with honey, cinnamon and chopped pecans. Get the Recipe Here. Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple: Simply marinate pineapple slices in a brown sugar and rum marinate for 15 minutes and throw them onto the grill. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an easy & boozy grilled summer dessert. With only a few short months to enjoy the seasonal summer fruits make sure to head down to our local produce market! Buying fresh, local produce ensures you’re enjoying the boldest flavors at peak freshness. For more seasonal recipes, we have many inspirations for Fall Apple Recipes, Winter Pear Recipes, Summer Blueberry Recipes, Fresh Cherry Recipes, Winter Citrus Recipes and much more! Fiorentino’s Farm Market is open seasonally to provide New Jersey with the freshest fruits and vegetables, as well as snacks, baked goods, plants & flowers and much more.
Delicious Water Rich Fruits to Keep you Hydrated all Summer Sometimes it can feel like a daunting task to drink the recommended 64 ounces of water per day, especially in the blistering summer heat. Since water plays a major role in ensuring our vital organs function properly and regulating body temperature you don’t want to slack on your water intake! For an easy boost to your daily hydration try adding some of these delicious water rich fruits to your summer diet.
10 Water Rich Fruits for Maximum Hydration this Summer Mangoes: 83% Water Mangoes are one of the most versatile fruits! Eat them plain, mix them with almond milk for a refreshing summer shake or add them to your favorite salad! Plus, they contain antioxidants to boost immunity and aid digestion. Blueberries: 84% Water A staple summer fruit in the Garden State! For maximum cooling hydration, pop them in the freezer and snack outside! Get Inspired: Delicious Blueberry Recipes Apples: 86% Water Considered a fall fruit, apples are a healthy and delicious option all year long! Get Inspired: Fall Apple Recipes Pineapples: 86% Water This juicy fruit not only contains high levels of water but is also a great source of Vitamin C which fights against cell damage and boosts your immune system! Peaches 89% Water Peach season in New Jersey is short so you want to make sure you take advantage of this delicious, sweet and juicy fruit! Get Inspired: 5 Delicious Summer Peach Recipes Oranges: 87% Water Oranges have multiple health benefits, keep your body hydrated and energize your body. These are the perfect snacks for an afternoon hike or day trip to the beach! Get Inspired: Year-Round Citrus Recipes Plums: 87% Water Plums are tart and delicious and the perfect on-the-go hydration treat! They reduce inflammation and promote bone health. Cantaloupe: 90% Water Cantaloupes are known as a dessert fruit due to their sweetness. Add them to your water for a refreshing boost to your plain water. Strawberries: 91% Water Strawberries are an extremely versatile fruit for added hydration. They’re perfect as a water infusion, ice cream, smoothies and more! Get Inspired: Tasty Strawberry Recipes Watermelon: 92% Water Of course, we must end our list with one of the most popular summer season fruits! Not only is watermelon sweet and delicious, but it is packed with nutrients.
Fresh Fruit & Veggie Stand in Hammonton, NJ Fiorentino’s Farm Market is always stocked with delicious, in-season fruits and vegetables. Come down to our farmers market this summer and get inspired to add more fresh produce to your diet.
How to Use Coffee Grounds in your Garden Delicious when brewed with water over ice or served hot, the grounds left behind will inevitably end up in the trash. But what if there was a more useful way to dispose of your used coffee grounds? Turns out, if you’re a gardener (novice or experienced) there are many ways you can put coffee grounds to good use! Coffee grounds are a great source of organic matter that not only helps your garden grow but can ward off harmful pests and much more! Fiorentino’s Farm Market in Hammonton, NJ provides 6 useful ways you can repurpose and reuse coffee grounds in your home garden.
6 Useful Ways to Repurpose Coffee Grounds in your Garden Fertilizer: Add the grounds directly to the soil as a slow-releasing fertilizer. Brewed coffee grounds have a very low acidity level, so you don’t have to worry about it altering the soil’s pH level. If you’re worried about clumping, make a ground coffee “tea” for a liquid fertilizer. Simply add 2 cups of used coffee grounds to a 5-gallon bucket with water. Let the mixture seep overnight, pour into a bottle and spray it directly onto the soil, leaves and stems. Feed the Worms: Whether you have a worm bin or you rely on the earthworms in your soil, they love coffee grounds! Using the grounds will make your garden more attractive to these essential insects. Keep Pest Bugs Away: Use the coffee grounds to create a barrier against slugs and snails. Since the grounds are abrasive, the barricade can protect your slug-prone plants. Mix with Existing Mulch: Mulch helps to reduce weed growth and retain moisture in the soil. Adding coffee grounds can help to further lock in soil’s moisture and create a barrier to prevent weeds. Be sure not to create a thick blanket, which can create an unhealthy water-resistant barrier. Compost Companion: Grounds are a nitrogen-rich green material in the same category of food scraps and grass clippings. Repels Animals: Cats are actually repelled by coffee! Scatter the grounds in your garden to prevent them from using it as their personal litter box. As a local farmers market, Fiorentino’s Farm Market is dedicating to promoting eco-friendly ways to reuse and recycle scraps and food including Christmas Trees and Halloween Pumpkins. For more ways to lessen your impact on the earth, learn easy ways to reduce food waste in your home or fresh herb storage & preservation guide.