Monday, August 20, 2012

Farmstands, 8/20/2012

I always used to say that the thing about produce in New England is you wait all year and then it comes all at once. Thing is, I was exaggerating - New England's fruit and vegetable seasons are as well-defined as those of Louisiana or Indiana, they're just very very short, and if you ignore strawberries and rhubarb as early outliers, they're compressed into a tiny slice of the year.

This year I'm not exaggerating. Everything is available at once. Corn, tomatoes, apples, blueberries, grapes, melons - it's all cowboys and dinosaurs, it's all compressed together. It's kind of weird.

This weekend Lull's and Kimball's had everything they had last time, plus a couple more varieties of apples, plus grapes - no Concord grapes yet, but Kimball's has their other varieties, which are my favorite thing about summer after tomatoes and sour cherries.

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