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Farmers' Market Season Switch

A Okrent | Sep 19, 2002 04:37 PM

I shopped at the Hyde Park farmers market today (ok, it doesn't have much, but it's real convenient for me and offers enough to be interesting) and found myself in a bit of a dilemma. Now there are apples and winter squash and beets, but there are also heirlooms and peaches and sweet corn. I've been on an 'enjoying the bounty of summer' kick for the past few weeks. Now blueberries are gone, and the flower selection is starting to look gold and russet. Somehow I just can't buy peaches AND apples. When do I make the switch over to enjoying the bounty of autumn? Today I got tomatoes, raspberries, peaches--still in summer. But I think next week is apple time. And what about those butternut and acorn squashes and sweet potatoes? It seems like its too early for them to be in prime condition, but I'm too much of a city girl to know for sure. So when do I make the switch?

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