Yesterday's post about homemade gazpacho featuring red, ripe tomatoes got me all excited for our local weekly farmers' market. It's just getting started for the season and honestly, the way I feel about the opening of the farmers' market isn't unlike the way I felt as a kid on Christmas Eve.
The food is better, cheaper, greener than anything I can find in the supermarket. We eat better in the summer and early fall here than any other time of year. Maybe next year I'll throw a "Farmers' Market is Open" party...
There are hundreds and hundreds of farmers' markets across the country offering quality produce, herbs, eggs, milk, honey--and so much more, usually for less. Don't know of one near you? Check out Local Harvest, an online nationwide directory of farmers' markets. Search for a market near you, or near your next travel destination. Find market events, sign up for their newsletter, read their blogs or buy from them direct online.
Nothing says summer like a ripe tomato and a bunch of basil so fragrant that it perfumes the kitchen. Find a market, grab a bag and enjoy a summer morning near you.