Refreshing gazpacho, pizza peppered with crisp basil, and fruit smoothies for dessert — something about summertime brings out the gourmand in us all. From luscious strawberries to ripe tomatoes to the fisherman’s catch of the day, the warm weather inspires light, fresh, and creative dishes. And, of course, it helps that local farms are growing some of the most picture-perfect organic produce. Every Tuesday at noon in front of the Science Center, Harvard’s own farmers’ market hosts dozens of vendor stands filled with all the ingredients for a delicious season.

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