Eat Your Veggies!

8 08 2009

I prefer the cooler months of year.  I truly hate sweating (I know, what kind of southerner am I?), but summer provides so much edible goodness I practically become giddy and can overlook the increase in temperature.  Now, we posted a list of seasonal produce at the beginning of the summer, and I just cannot get past how beautiful and tasty everything was this year.  On our annual trip to the western mountains of North Carolina, the harvest, which took place at a great little roadside stand, was superb! This is also the same place we visited to collect strawberries last year. 

Our loot: One gallon of ripe blackberries as big as your thumb, one crate of peaches, fresh eggs, pulled from the vine okra and heirloom tomatoes (when served together…heaven!), cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and lemons.  Grocery store produce just cannot compare. 

Vegetables this fresh are able to stand on their own and do not need too much culinary assistance.  Sea salt, pepper and a little olive oil goes a long way.  As we round the corner and are counting down the days until the kids go back to school, and the pools close, and winter shutters hung, don’t miss out on the opportunity to treat yourself to something truly delicious.  Road side stands are as numerous as churches, all you have to do is blink and you will find one.




One response

9 08 2009
katie s

Heirloom tomatoes made my entire summer better. I live in athens,ga and we have an amazing farmers market every saturday, the tomatoes that line the tables are by far the best find there! But don’t get me wrong they have some pretty amazing veggies, too. If you live in athens and haven’t been, you are missing out.( I am no writer,so the words I use can’t come close to explaining how great this little market is!)

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