Local farm families grow vegetables and fruits on small acreages to feed their families and to sale in local markets. Many farm families are also certified organic farmers.
In Mississippi, there are 43 different varieties of vegetables grown commercially from spring through fall. U-Pick farms and Farmers Markets are great places to get Mississippi fresh from the farm produce.
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ c. chopped onion
Coarse kosher salt
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 c. chopped red tomatoes ( about 1 ½ pounds)
2 ¼ cups corn kernels cut from 4 ears corn (preferably 2 ears white corn and 2 ears yellow corn)
2 c. fresh lima beans (from about 2 pounds pods) or 10-11 ounces frozen lima beans or baby butter beans, thawed
3 T. thinly sliced fresh basil
Heat oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sprinkle with salt. Saute until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic, stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, corn and lima beans. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until corn and beans are tender and tomatoes soft, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Stir in basil and serve.
(Can be made day ahead. Cover and Chill.)
Source: Farm Fresh Gourmet Eubanks Farms
Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org