I bought 2 small red tomatoes at the US Farmers' Market today, for 2 dollars. They were the best I could find. I have been waiting all year for the Brandywines, the Early Girls, the Cherokees, the variety of cherry tomatoes including the little berries-- where are they? I walked the market twice and found only one small basket of indiscriminate 'heirloom tomatoes' with no scent or presence. We would have had great tomatoes (among other fruit!) long before now in LA, and I have been patient on the assumption that the season would be later in NY-- but how long must one wait?
There wasn't much corn either and no peaches, and where are the melons? I don't expect avocados or lemons but I would imagine the others should grow as well in the NY area as in LA. Or maybe I am just plain wrong?