A Farmers Market Sandwich

Farmers Market Sandwich

The harvest is in full swing and that means the farmers market is stocked with all of the land’s delicious bounty. There are a million reasons to shop at the farmer's market instead of the grocery store, ranging from supporting small local businesses to helping the environment by decreasing food miles. But my favorite reason is the variety and, more importantly, the taste! Fresh, right off the farm food has more nutrients, and is flavor packed. With many markets now including local artisans and specialty food vendors, the possibilities are endless.

This sandwich is a great example of how you can make an entire meal simply from what you find at the market. So check your local paper, and walk, bike, or drive to your closest farmers market!


(serves 2)
  • 2 slices of multigrain bread
  • 2 slices of heirloom tomato, about one inch thick
  • 2 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, about ½ inch thick
  • 1 ring of thinly sliced onion
  • 2 leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 4 pieces of pickled mango
  • 1½ tablespoons of peach preserves


  1. Toast the slices of bread until they are golden brown and crispy.

  2. Place half the preserves on one side of both slices of bread.

  3. Assemble the sandwich by stacking the ingredients on top of one slice of bread in the order of, tomatoes first, followed by the onion, cheese, lettuce, and then mango.

  4. Place the second piece of bread on top of the sandwich.

  5. Cut in half and enjoy with your favorite sandwich sides.

Anna Mahoney is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition from Rutgers University. In her practice, she focuses on bringing her patients back to health through Chinese Medicine, nutritional counseling, and overall wellness care. In her personal life, she is a passionate cook, musician, yogi, and athlete. Anna lives in New Jersey, with her husband, John, and their dog, Betty. Anna blogs at The Green Banana.