Today, we visited Ithaca. It was about 9:30 in the morning, and it was, rare this month, already sunny. Because of our unusually warm temperatures, we've had a lot of foggy mornings. But, this is what we saw upon arrival at the Ithaca farmer's market:
Yes, we did buy some red peppers today - we are so lucky still to be getting peppers out of the market. Usually, at least in the Johnson City area, they are done by now.
Doesn't that picture make you feel hungry? If not, try this one.
Honeynut. We had already bought some more Honeynuts when we saw this. We decided not to try it, but after reading this recipe for Jester squash stuffed with apples, I'm already regretting the decision. We had bought some heirloom apples (I'll blog about them later this month) and one would have been just perfect for this recipe.
Ithaca is a "green" city in many ways, and the Farmers Market is no exception. Many of the vendors sell organic produce. Waste is composted, and has been for some five years now. Everything given to customers must be recyclable or decomposable, from coffee cups to plastic bags for produce, to plates the many food vendors use. And as for plastic, the sign above (hard to read due to sun glare, but I will not apologize for the sun being out for once!) explains how the market had intended to eliminate "single use" plastic by the beginning of this year - but this has been delayed.
You can even get married at the Market (after hours!)
Fall - it's nice it's here but it's even nicer to have late summer weather instead. Just my opinion!
Do you have a favorite fall food?