A sure sign of the end of summer is when butternut squash makes an appearance mixed in among the eggplant, okra, and peppers at the farmers market.
Some of the vendors also had signs up to remind us that next week is the beginning of fall market hours. That means the bell doesn't ring to open the market until 8am. The good news is there IS still some summer left as evidenced by the patty pan squash, a resurgence of radishes, zydeco music, and dancing girls.
And the heirloom tomatoes. There are some beautiful heirloom tomatoes. This week I got a Cherokee purple and two I have never seen, much less tasted before - a great white and a green zebra.
Cherokee purple and green zebra are getting made into BLT's for Monday night supper. Great white is slated for a capresse salad for lunch on Tuesday. During tomato season it's important to eat tomatoes every single solitary day of the week.