The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. ~Galileo
Yesterday's finds at the farmers market have inspired tonight's dinner of bruschetta, a fun salad mix and mullberries over ice cream for dessert - yum!
Look at these lovely heirloom tomatoes!
Pretty purple mullberries.
The first apricots - one of my favourite fruits!
I bought this funky salad mix, which includes some nasturtiums, mixed greens, multicoloured carrots, baby beets and some herbs.
And today, on a stroll with a friend and her sweet daughters, I had a little taste of wild raspberries. Nature is just showing off this time of year - and I love it!
Something to think about if you don't have the time or ability to get out to a farmers market near you, is Community Supported Agriculture. These programs pair consumers with local farms that offer boxes of in-season produce. Usually the consumer picks up the box at a designated location every week, or every other week, but home delivery is sometimes available. The boxes are filled with an assortment of fresh produce grown in your area and are reasonably priced.
Local Harvest has a page that helps you find a CSA program near you (if you are in the USA.) You can also search online for programs in your area. We have a program here in the Valley, and there are many across Canada.
See - there's no excuse for not eating local!