Don’t Let the Fall Weather Fool You, It’s Still Tomato Season!

You might think the chill in the air has signaled the end of fresh local tomatoes, but not so fast! We still haven’t seen a frost in the area so there are still lots of fresh tomatoes to be enjoyed. And now is the time to can or freeze these beauties so you can enjoy them through the winter and spring. Whether you can them, make salsa or marinara, come stock up this weekend! 

With this many fresh tomatoes, we suggest you try the classic Caprese salad. First, it’s pronounced kah-prey-zey, so when you tell your friends, they’ll think you spent a week in Italy. Caprese is a simple and elegant salad, just arrange sliced tomatoes and slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on a plate, sprinkle with fresh chopped or torn basil leaves and drizzle with a little olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. The red, white and green colors not only celebrate the freshness of the season, but they match the Italian flag! 

This Saturday the market will also be overflowing with squash, potatoes, the last of the sweet corn, beets, onions and garlic. Lots of carrots, turnips, kohlrabi, and summer squash too. As always we’ll have fresh coffee, tea, pizza, pasta, breads, meats and so much more! 

See you on Saturday!

Don’t worry about corn being too sugary. An ear of corn has one-fourth the amount of sugar that an apple has. So go ahead and nibble on these yummy kernels.

Staying away from Brussels sprouts because of their smell? These little cabbages only smell bad when overcooked. When cooked correctly, they’re scrumptious!

Did you know your heart loves tomatoes? Some nutritionists have even suggested updating the old adage to “A tomato a day keeps the heart doctor away.”