Health Is Beauty

Farm (to Skin) to Table! The Best Spring Salads


We’re all about farmer’s market —> to skin—> to table!

Last week we brought you 10 DIY skincare remedies from the farmer’s market which were inspired by a new garden lifestyle publication we’re obsessed with: Garden Collage. From cucumber-honey toners to strawberry mint masks and blueberry-aloe eye repair, these DIY beauty treatments are not only easy to pull together, they’re packed antioxidant-packed and will feel so delicious on your skin.

We’ve taken the same farmer’s market finds to create two springtime salad recipes. Your skin is the largest organ of your body so it stands to reason that you should be able to eat whatever you put on your skin.

Both recipes are unique in flavor, easy-to-make, and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner.




2 pounds of strawberries, hulled, quartered

1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 rhubarb stalk, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons of raw sugar

  • Toss rhubarb, raw sugar and lemon juice in a medium bowl
  • Let sit until rhubarb is slighly softened and releases its juices, approximately 30 minutes
  • Toss with strawberries, mint, and sunflower seeds
  • Enjoy!




1 cucumber thinly sliced

2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced

2 tablesppons of olive oil

1 tabespoon fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup crumbled feta, optional

  • In a large bowl, toss cucumbers, blueberries, and scallions
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper
  • Pour over the cucumber mixture and toss to combine

Visit Garden Collage for a bounty of DIY projects, garden inspiration, and travel journals.


This post is sponsored. Images by Lindsay E. Brown. 

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.