We’re getting to the point in the summer when the markets are so filled to the brims with every kind of produce you could desire that I almost begin to take them for granted. Almost. Just when I think everything has come in and there are no surprises left, to my delight the farmers go and bring something new.
Now a standby at the markets well into August, heirloom tomatoes from Ward’s Berry Farm.
Not quite new, but a more recent arrival in our area are the tri-colored beans, above, from Silverbrook Farm.
I’ve been stocking up on pickling, or Kirby, cucumbers, which I love to eat both plain as well as pickled. Last week I saw them as cheap as four for a dollar. Below, smaller cukes from Lanni Orchards.
Sweet corn, fifty cents an ear, at several farms including Ward’s above.
Plato’s Harvest, which has gorgeous organic produce, had this stunning flower collection today. They also had brightly colored heirloom tomatoes and melons which I didn’t snap any pictures of.
There is no shortage of dessert options at the Harvard Farmers’ Market. Lately I’ve been a fan of the pastries at Ward’s Berry Farm, including black and white cookies, blueberry scones, and several kinds of sweet breads.