The Baker did the vegetable marketing this morning. It was cold and I had a date for coffee with a friend. He was headed out the door with a list when I stopped him. In a hopeful voice, I said "if there are tomatoes, get as many as possible". Imagine my delight to unload eleven heirloom specimens onto the windowsill. Lunch will be tomato sandwiches!!
This beautiful bowlful of cauliflower, zucchini, patty pan squash, beets and cipollini onions will be roasted tomorrow. We'll enjoy them all next week.
I want to thank our favorite farmer, Linda, for providing us with such bounty all summer. It was certainly a trying ordeal for farmers in our area. The much cooler than normal temperatures wreaked havoc with crops. LE Gardens in Wheatfield, IN is where Linda and her team toil and fuss over the produce for us (and a few hundred others--including several local restaurants). If the produce isn't top notch, it doesn't come to market. When it does come, it is a sight to behold. Everything is nicely cleaned and beautifully displayed. Linda, until next season, we'll miss you. Enjoy a little rest until it is time to start all over again.