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While October and November are more frequently connected with celebrations of the harvest, right now we are in the peak of the season for all the best produce and fresh goodies here in Indiana. Why not celebrate with an “In the Middle of the Harvest Party?” 

August in Indiana brings a bounty of fresh herbs, deliciously sweet corn, fruits as far as the eyes can see, and so many fresh veggies that you can’t go to a farmers’ market without bringing home a barrel of zucchini. It could make any home chef excited to experiment with this cornucopia. So where do you start?

If you are into celebrating the beauty of the season, then look no further than these fantastic recipe finds!

If you want to step out of serving plain old grilled corn, then try elotes, the infamous Mexican street corn slathered in cheese, mayo, sour cream, chili powder and lime. That’s right, you can think of this as corn supreme. If you don’t have a grill, you can easily take this recipe indoors to a cast iron skillet.

Want a fun way to use all those fresh garden herbs this season? This recipe is super easy, and healthy to boot. Greek yogurt, tons of fresh herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper are all you need. The best part? You can use any combination of herbs you want, which means you can use what you have on hand, or get creative!

If you are hosting a get together and you want a refreshing, bubbly beverage, then check out this beautiful cocktail. With just a few simple ingredients, you will leave your guests feeling refreshed during the heat of summer. 

Were you one of the ones hauling a whole bunch of zucchini home from the farmers’ market? Then you will need some great recipes ASAP. Look no further than these fun fritters for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner that even the kids will enjoy. And the herb sour cream on the side? Delicious!

Want to impress your guests with something fancy? This delicious recipe will have them oohing and aahing before they fall into silence devouring their meal. Fresh herbs, fish and a side of greens make a great combo here that pairs nicely with the heat of summer.

It wouldn’t be a summer recipe roundup without a cobbler that includes some of the delicious fruits available to us right now. Peaches and berries pair well together in this recipe, made in a cast iron skillet in the oven. Make sure to top it off with some delicious vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer goodness. 

Now that you have a whole host of fresh, fun new recipes to try, go ahead and gather your family and friends for a harvest party. Celebrate all the local goodies that Indiana has to offer and take in those last tastes of summer before fall arrives

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