The entrance of Metrocenter, with an old historic church mirrored on the left side, beckoned.
Old Barn Hollow, our local locavore store, so we knew these were true local tomatoes. The young lady who sold us several told us that Lone Maple Farms, outside of Binghamton, had closed for the winter and had sold their stock to the store. Years ago, we would have grabbed a flat. But, we have too much going on this week in advance of my spouse's cataract surgery later in the week. We did buy two tomatoes - something I would never do in August, but this isn't August.
Also available for sale in the market were lettuce, sunchokes, brussel sprouts, homemade breads, crafts, herbs, jellies, pork, stewing chickens (might have gotten one but our freezer is stuffed), beef, lamb, and goat. A couple of vendors were taking turkey orders for Thanksgiving (November 28 this year in the United States.)
We will be enjoying those tomatoes later tonight. Yum! We have a lot to be grateful for, as Thanksgiving approaches.
What local foods are in season where you live?