I was happy to see these fellas on saturday morning at the market. I think everything looks better when there is lively music in the air.
Tomatoes remain front and center in the produce offerings. The heirloom tomatoes are so interesting looking. I got a Krim to add to the mix for our salsa. The lady who grew it said they have a smoky flavor and would add an interesting element to the flavor profile of the salsa. I needed no further convincing.
I was delighted to have another chance at some locally grown peaches. This man said this was a new variety and for the life of me I can't remember what he called them.
I also saw my first pumpkin of the year. I hereby do solemnly swear that I will not start my pumpkin eating kick until the first of October. Unless I can't hold out. Then I will have to break my pledge.
Here's what I couldn't do without this week.
I asked the lettuce lady this week how it was possible to grow such nice lettuce in the middle of August in Kansas when it's so hot. Her reply is worthy of repeating... "harvest it regularly, don't irrigate so the roots have to go deep for water, and the most important thing is don't look at it in the middle of the day".