Summer is a great time for crossing some things off your bucket list—like going to places you’ve never been before, watching movies you haven’t heard of, or our favorite, trying new recipes! Living in a Shea Homes® home means having a kitchen that gets you excited to cook and experiment with new techniques. It also means having access to local ingredients made available by neighborhood farmers markets. Ready to embark on your warm weather cooking adventure, but don’t know where to begin? We’ve got some ideas! Continue on for some fun sunny day recipes that’ll spice up any backyard BBQ or weekday dinner and the farmers markets where you can find the ingredients.

Strawberry Bacon Blue Cheese Salad
Sick of summer salads? This one will change your mind. “Loaded with flavor and packed with crunch,” this zesty dish is sure to be a hit with the family. With a combined prep and cook time of just 10 minutes, you’ll love adding this meal to the weekly rotation when you don’t feel like turning on an oven.

Taco Pizza
While you may have to turn on the oven for this one, trust us when we say it’s worth it. Taking a total of 30 minutes to cook, this dish is both impressive and easy. The best part about it? It’s quick, easy, and customizable to your cravings—yum!

Creamy Vegan Pasta with Summer Veggies
Love pasta but want to eat healthy? This veggie-packed dish helps you accomplish that with ease. Not only is this recipe a quick 30-minute venture, it’s also very customizable. You can add chicken for extra protein, use gluten free noodles to accommodate allergies, and throw in different veggies. It’s ideal for the chef who likes to “color outside the lines.”

Farmers Market

Now that you’ve got your recipes set, get outside and shop local for the freshest ingredients for your summer dishes! Many of our Shea Homes communities are located near farmers markets, allowing you to get some sun and have some fun while you get what you need.
Looking to make yourself at home at one of our communities in Mountain House? The Mountain House Farmers Market is close by, making your grocery errand a quick and easy venture so you can get straight to cooking!
At Orchard Trails, the Brentwood Farmers Market is just a mile down the road, making your potential vegetable haul that much more enticing.

Close to The Dunes and The Enclave is Everyone’s Harvest, a certified farmers market committed to bringing fresh veggies, fruits, and more to the local community.
Taking in some sun at the local market, cooking in your fantastic kitchen, and enjoying the scenery while dining in your outdoor space are just a few of the many reasons why you’ll love living in your Shea home. Schedule a visit to one of our neighborhoods selling throughout Northern California to find the perfect setting for your family’s culinary adventures!
Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company (CalDRE #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes Limited Partnership (CSLB #855368). Equal Housing Opportunity.

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