I had to chuckle when I got a call en route to my parents' home last weekend. My mother, apparently having read this post, had managed to track down a few farm stand options within driving distance! ("It looks like only one farmer, is that OK?" she asked. No worries there. The kids were thrilled to roam around regardless!)
After bemoaning the quality of fruits found this season, I probably found the best peaches I had ever eaten at a fourth-generation orchard outside of Evansville, Indiana. They were among the last of the sesaon's, picked that day, but these white peaches stood up to travel and were AMAZING days later. My kids begged for seconds...and thirds...The peaches truly outshown what mom had planned for dinner! But I'm fine with that.
We're approaching back-t0-school time this week, which mean's it's also tomato sauce season. Having had poor luck with my tomato plants this year, I'm hoping to score some ugly paste tomatoes cheap and start making some sauce on this likely stormy day!
What are your latest market finds? Are you finding you're preserving more? Or enjoying in the moment?