Favorite Summer Foods

What foods do you consider essential in the summer?

My list would include:

Peaches fresh picked from a local orchard.

Homemade ice cream...preferably vanilla with vanilla beans.

Vine ripened tomatoes from my garden.

Iced tea...hibiscus and mint with fresh fruit.


Watermelon Salad

Corn picked and eaten that day. My friend Wendy graciously does a corn run each summer to Szalays Farm--the corn never disappoints.

P.S. this is a partial list. 


Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com

Locle Box www.loclebox.com

Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com

Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com

Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share 

Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies

The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit

Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon

The Corner The Corner at The Van Aken District 

NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery

NEW Heritage Coffee, Solon


Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland

Learn Pats story:

Food Founders Podcast 

Launching a Granola Business at Age 61

Women's History Month Series curated by Made Cleveland


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