Saturday, August 25, 2012

Late August Farmer's Market

After a few busy weekends, I was able to make it down to the Farmer's Market today. As we approach late Summer, the produce available was certainly reflecting the time of year. It was all about hot weather crops! As they have in past years, a stand that specializes in peppers was roasting them on-site. As soon as each batch was done, they place the peppers in sealed bags to sweat and you could immediately buy a fresh bag to go. Roasting peppers over an open flame produces such a unique scent. I think it must be what the Southwest smells like at this time of the year.

Everyone had huge piles of tomatoes for sale.

And the melons had arrived too. Lots and lots of different varieties were available. There was something for everyone, no matter their taste.

These green and yellow mottled "Lambkin" melons are the perfect colors for Eugene.

How pretty is this stack of watermelon.

Peaches for sale - please don't touch!

I do love the violet color of these eggplants on the left. If only I liked the taste of eggplant! I am always impressed that anyone can ripen eggplant in our climate.

And another sign that Fall is marching ever closer..Apples!

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