Farmers Market at Nick & Tonys

The farmers markets on the east end of Long Island are pretty awesome.  Actually all the farm stands are loaded with troves of fresh vegetables and fruits.  There is absolutely nothing as delicious as August.  Once summer passes we quickly forget how a real tomato tastes or a freshly ripen peach but the second the products start hitting the farm stands sometime around mid-July, you can't help but note what we have been missing. 

I have been going to Nick & Tony's on Friday mornings for a full load.  Most days I just go to Balsam Farms which is a little slice of heaven.  I also pick up a CSA basket from Amber Wave Farms on Saturday morning and if I get there early enough I grab a dozen eggs with my box. 

Here are the treats I picked up this past Friday.  Fresh peaches that were perfect the next day for a peach pie.

A mixture of cherry tomatoes and shisito peppers.  We pan fried the shisito peppers for appetizers over the weekend.  Yum!

Always sunflowers.

Goodale farms provides cheese and butter.

A few loaves of Italian bread for sandwiches. The Blue Duck Bakery.

Mexcox Bay Dairy.  Kind of loving that knife.

Gorgeous flowers galore.


Anke's Fit Bakery has some of the best granola. 

Here is my treasure trove minus the tomatoes when I got home.

I put all the herbs in a vase to use over the course of the weekend.