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Kirk's Traveling Kitchen News and Blog

Summertime Market


Back in Western Michigan and happy to say I've found a great new source for local produce, much of it organic. An adorable little roadside market with more than a modicum of taste and attention to detail (each type of produce has a chalk slate identifying how far it traveled from its farm). So if you're traveling through Saugatuck/Douglas be sure to stop by the Summertime Market on Blue Star Highway to stock up on the bounty of Michigan. Here are the specifics:


And here is something I made with some of their products:

Fresh Watermelon-Tomato Salsa

Quantity Produced: Makes 1 ½ Quarts

Ripe Tomato, Blanched/Peeled/Seeded/Diced 1 Large Tomato (1 ½ Cups)
Ripe Tomato, Diced 1 Large Tomato (1 ½ Cups)
Watermelon, Seeded/Diced 3 Cups, Approximately
Shallot or Red Onion, Julienned 2/3 Cup (1/2 Medium Onion/2 Shallots)
Cucumber, Peeled/Seeded/Diced (Optional) 1 Cup (1/2 Medium Cucumber)
Thai or Serrano Chile, Seeded/Minced 1 /2” Chile
Garlic, Minced 1 Large Clove
Cilantro, Stemmed/Minced ½ Cup
Basil (Purple or Green), Stemmed/Minced ¼ Cup
Lime Juice, Fresh 2 Tablespoons (1 Juicy Lime)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons
Salt & Fresh Pepper To Taste

Preparation Procedure-

Combine, mix thoroughly. Keeps 5 days.