Savor the Sweet Summertime!

The sweet summertime days are happening at the Pearl Market! Our local farmers arrive at the Ohio Statehouse each Tuesday and Friday with freshly picked corn, berries and peaches. Oh yeah, and they have plenty of other bounty including tomatoes, zucchini, beets, cucumbers, potatoes and even beef and pork!

There’s no reason to slave over a hot stove. Here’s a sure-fire way to prepare your next meal: slice up a couple of heirloom tomatoes and peaches. Mix in some fresh mozzarella and basil for an enjoyable salad. Next put some fresh ground hamburger patties and corn (still husked with silks removed) on the grill. Pick up a bottle of wine from Camelot Cellars and a loaf of fresh baked bread from Harvest Bread Company or gluten-free buns for your hamburgers from Omega Bun.

Complete your summertime meal with some tasty pies from Sugar Pie Bakery or pair fresh picked blueberries from Blueberried Alive! along with merenges from Solo Merengues Baked Goods for a great dessert.

Check out this recipe for savory grilled Vegetable Kabobs from Damn Delicious.


  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 yellow zucchini, sliced into thick rounds


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano and basil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Thread mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion and zucchini onto skewers. Place skewers onto a baking sheet. Brush olive oil mixture onto the skewers and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 10-12 minutes.*
  5. Serve immediately.


*These can be grilled over medium high heat, about 5-6 minutes per side.

Posted by Cass Freeland

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