Beat the Heat With Cobb Salad and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
August 24, 2017
There’s something energizing about walking through the produce section of your grocery store or the local farmers market. The salads are full of vibrant colors, and those fresh fruits and vegetables not only fuel your body during the dog days of summer, but they can also help you beat the heat in the kitchen.
Hot temperatures take a toll on all of us, including animals. To ensure that pigs, cows and poultry stay comfortable all summer long, most farmers keep them in well-ventilated, climate-controlled barns. They stay clean and safe because they’re protected from predators and pests. With their animals calm in their barns, farmers also monitor their diets and ensure each one eats the right blend of nutrients. Soybean meal is part of that mix and provides the protein punch to help them grow healthy and strong.
Did you know there are more than 50 farmers markets in South Dakota? Find one near you or head to your local grocery store to stock up on some fresh produce. Pair it with chopped ham, chicken, eggs and a homemade vinaigrette for a dynamic cobb salad that harnesses the vibrant energy of the summer months.
Add a serving of fruit to your meal with a refreshing Summer Slushie. You can also learn more about how farmers like Peggy and Amanda keep their animals safe and comfortable all year long.