Welcome to Farmer’s Market Finds—a summer series on what to buy at the farmer’s market week to week. Every Wednesday, we’ll visit Union Square Greenmarket in New York City and choose one in-season fruit or vegetable to focus on. Then we’ll share some of our favorite recipes to try out at home. This week, we’re focusing on cucumbers.

By Meg Josephson
July 05, 2017

The summer’s coming to its midway point, and the days are scorching. Luckily, this week’s Farmer’s Market Finds will keep you cool: cucumbers. You can eat your water with this hydrating veggie, sneaking in extra doses of fluids to keep you glowing. When buying cucumbers at the market, search for a bright, even green on the skin. They should be firm in your hand, and not bendy. Smaller cucumbers are crispier, making them a crunchy addition to many of your summer cucumber recipes. These are just a few ways to get creative in the kitchen, all while staying cool.

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