I had the great fortune to be invited on a Farmers Market Tour yesterday morning, to check out what is "ripe for the plucking" right now. It was a beautiful day in the Charles Square Farmers Market (located right in the heart of Harvard Square), and the fruits and vegetables were bountiful. I will talk more about what we found yesterday, and how it was utilized, and enhanced later, but today I wanted to concentrate on the beauty of the local products.
Local In Season has supplied us with a list of all of the wonderful items that are in season now, so definitely be on the look out for those items at the markets. A list of your local markets- and their dates and hours can be found here. Also, Megan, author of Delicious Dishings, is the Examiner of Local Farmers Markets-check out her stuff here.
|A welcoming greeting|
|Somewhat typical but oh so yummy gourds and sugar pumpkins|
|Tomatoes at their peak- still warmed by the sun|
|Sweet greens- fully of fresh nutrients|
|Carrots and Turnips|
|Storage onions- great for soups|
|Bell Peppers, Eggplant, and hearty greens-oh my!|
|Fennel- raw, roasted, or in soup- a delicious vegetable|
|Tomatoes and herbs- ready to jazz up your root vegetables|
|Apples of all different varieties|