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!
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.
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.
NIce!Love farmers markets.In NYC, we have amongst the best anywhere as you know. The country comes to us a few times weekly.(Herbs in water is a great idea!)
Exactly…We have a similar thing going on, around where we live. (we’re away from the city…in county farmland)I wished too we had it all year long. I hate imported fruit and vegetables that have no taste.Being a Locavore is great.
Do you know what is in the horseradish spread? Thank you for these wonderful photographs Judy
I dont. Alas