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Friday, August 21, 2015

Blue plums, grapes, a chill in the morning air. One more week for Toigo's delicious peaches. Sad to say, I know what's coming.

So...carpe diem! Seize the beautiful peaches, plums, nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, shelling beans, eggplants, squashes, while ye may!  Summer melons, too!
Norwich Meadows melons
Toigo , Samascott, and Oak Grove, among others, have slurpy delicious peaches today.  Toigo also has nectarines and many kinds of plum.  I found two perfect Aunt Ruby heirloom tomatoes among a selection of good looking heirlooms at Sycamore, a couple of excellent cucumbers at Norwich, and beautiful hot peppers at Oak Grove. Gazpacho!  Berried Treasures and Norwich have beautiful string beans and shelling beans -- a friend I met in the market is making succatash with Berried Treasures haricots verts and corn from Miglorelli.
Norwich shelling beans
Oak Grove pepper plants
I picked up some classic blue plums from Toigo and am planning to make a plum cake.  I'll be having peaches from Oak Grove and blueberries from Samascott with Old Chatham vanilla bean yogurt for breakfast today.  Bodhitree and Norwich have tasty melons today, so I may have them for dessert tomorrow. I have prosciutto from Eately to eat on the Cavaillon (Charentais, they call it at Norwich) mini-melon.
Oak Grove hot peppers
There is wonderful fresh fish at Pura Vida, fresh young greens at Campo Rosso, prizewinning cheese at Consider Bardwell, sweet gelato at Ole Mother Hubbert, and gorgeous produce everywhere in the market today.
Pura Vida fish
To see who's here and what they've brought:  http://tinyurl.com/nv8vkck

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