Trust me when I say, I love this time of year for local produce...everything so beautiful, everything so delicious. My personal favorites....corn on the cob right off the farm, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, sweet onions, and definitely...tomatoes!
Ever notice in the off seasons how food might look good, but taste like wood? Especially tomatoes. There was one farmer at Hubbards who sucked me in, not just with how pretty his tomatoes looked (at the top of the post), but with the samples he had for us to taste....so sweet, I finally understand why tomatoes are considered fruit. I couldn't wait to get home to eat a bowlful while I was putting away the rest of my goodies...just a drizzle of good olive oil, some shredded fresh basil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Fried Green Tomatoes...another of my favorite late summer dishes.
Soon enough I will have to control myself in making batches of tomato sauce because I don't really have much space to store it.
So what's your favorite summer vegetable?