This little lot from the Kennesaw Farmer's Market was "just picked" within the last 24 hours, straight from the garden to my kitchen. What is all this stuff? Let's start at the top...
Cucumbers for the Thai beef salad
A huge Armenian cucumber that I'll make a quick pickle for sandwiches and juice what's left
Zucchini for the juicer
Georgia peaches, from Peach County (I love that) from the "scratch and dent" box, 4/$1
A super ripe cantaloupe, the perfume on this thing is intoxicating
Red bell pepper
Mixed tomatoes for the chicken pesto salad
Sunburst or patty pan squash for the grill
Snap beans for the salmon and pasta dish
Baby white eggplant for grill, it's meant to be creamy and less bitter than traditional eggplant, I can't wait to try it
I can't help but reiterate the fact that the farmer's market is the best resource for the freshest most, beautiful produce at the absolute best prices. I love looking the grower's in the eye while they tell me about their gardens or farms and the way they like to prepare their goodies. They don't have to hide behind fancy packaging, lobbyist propaganda or marketing hype, the product tells it all.
If you haven't yet, please take a moment to locate a farmer's market or CSA in your area at Local Harvest.org. Support your local farming community!