Take 10% OFF our Summer Favorites Collection with code SUMMER10 at checkout!  Shop Now

July is National Grilling Month, and It’s About Time, Special Grilling Recipe


There are so many things to love about summer, but none so much as the age-old tradition of standing by a grill with a cold drink in one hand and a pair of tongs in the other, using fire to make dinner. Whether you’re away at the beach or just wishing you were, grilling is what we do during the summer. Check out a special grilling recipe at the end of this article.

From the simple (corn on the cob) to the sublime (grilled bananas), there is almost nothing that doesn’t taste better when it’s grilled.  No matter if it’s cooked on a charcoal grill, a gas grill, or over an open flame, (ok, that last one doesn’t happen very often);  food just tastes better when it has char marks and smells of smoke.

Here are a few ways for you to enjoy National Grilling Month (and a special grilling recipe)

A Little Friendly Competition

Check out Farmview Market’s 2nd Annual Southern Classic ® BBQ Competition. Whether you’re a contestant or a spectator, there will be plenty of BBQ for everyone, along with music, kids’ crafts, and tons of fun for the family. You won’t want to miss it.

Let Someone Else Do the Cooking

If you prefer, you can let Farmview Market do the cooking for you. Come and enjoy our delicious Supper Club BBQ Dinner later this month, with a choice of chicken or pork (or both) and all the yummy sides you like to eat with BBQ. Farmview’s Supper Club features monthly dinners with unique chef-prepared menus, from upscale to buffet to family style, highlighting local produce, dairy and proteins from local farmers.

Become the (Grill) Master of Your Own Backyard

If practice makes perfect, there is nothing to do but grill and then grill again.  Luckily, there is almost nothing you can’t grill if you have the right tools. We recommend having these 5 on hand:

  1. Tongs - Long handles are a necessity to keep you from turning what could be a fun evening in the backyard into a trip to the emergency room.

  2. Brushes for Cleaning Grill Grates – Clean your grates after each use to keep the memories of dinners past off of tonight’s burger.

  3. Grill Basket – These are great for small things that could easily fall through the cracks. Now you have no excuse not to eat your veggies.

  4. Instant Read Thermometer – Unless you are blessed with special powers, the only reliable way to tell when a large hunk of meat is properly cooked is to check its internal temperature.

  5. Chimney Starter – For those of you purists who think the only way to grill is over charcoal, make sure you have one of these. The best way to light charcoal is in a chimney starter, which can ignite coal without requiring lighter fluid.  That seems like a good idea to us.

If you’re looking to broaden your grilling repertoire, try this recipe for our Garlic-Ginger Grilled Baby Back Ribs we shared with 365 Atlanta Family.

Garlic-Ginger Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Serves: 4


  • 4 lbs. Baby Back Ribs

  • 6 garlic cloves chopped

  • 1 piece small fresh ginger chopped

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tbsp. Kosher salt

  • 2 tsp. coarse black pepper

  • 2 tbsp. honey

  • 1 tbsp. soy

  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except the ribs, and mix thoroughly in a food processor until ingredients become a paste.

  2. Apply the paste to the ribs, and let it marinate in the refrigerator 2-8 hours. The more time the better the flavor.

  3. Brush grill with oil and heat to 325 degrees.

  4. Place bone side down first, and cook both sides for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temp is 165 degrees. The meat will shrink back from the end of the bones when ready.

Check out the full article, for more delicious grilling recipes and tips.

Sign up to compete in this year's Southern Classic® BBQ Competition