beyond:local farmer’s market


I didn’t get to the farmer’s market as much as I would have liked to this summer. When I did go I managed to get a good bounty of fruits and vegetables.

I don’t like to over buy because then I’m scrambling to figure out what to do with it all before it goes bad. Then I end up  doing something unimaginative  such as tossing vegetables in a salad raw or quickly sautéing.

The market was crowded most days and on this day more so. The most popular area seemed to be the bins where the corn was overflowing and the ground was littered from the scraps of freshly peeled husks.

I grabbed a few of these green tomatoes-the vendor threw in a few extra at no cost-with every intention of going home and making fried green tomatoes.

I never got around to it and they started to turn orange and red. Green tomatoes are tomatoes picked before fully ripened. Miraculously,even after sitting around and ripening on the counter they were not mealy, but juicy and full of flavor. I chopped them up and added minced garlic,ground pepper,sea salt and a drizzle of good olive oil. Piled on top of crostini they made a delicious snack.

With Labor Day just around the corner,I don’t think I need to remind anyone of summer’s eventual end. Most farmer’s  markets will still be around,some as late as November.

Lovely peaches. Purchased and eaten immediately.They never had the chance to get snuggled inside a pie.

Garlic,tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in red and yellow. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, Kat.


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