As you approach a farm stand, it's often the colors -- the deep reds, bright yellows, vibrant oranges -- that first rouse your senses. The smell of fresh produce and just-cut flowers infuses the air, giving it weight. Warmed by the sun, you poke around, awed by the abundance. One mouthwatering sample and you know why you came: The produce tastes that much more intense -- the greens crisper, the fruit more juicy. Take your bounty home and enjoy it tonight with these inspiring recipes.
To ease mealtime preparation, cook the corn and beans early in the day, toss them with olive oil and smashed garlic, and keep them in the refrigerator.