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Farmers Market Roundup - Labor Day Abundance

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 8, 2010 4:00PM

This past weekend, Green City Market was busier than we've ever seen it before, and with good reason. Fall produce has started to arrive, and the crowds devouring honeycrisp apples, squash, the first of the pumpkins and the last of the berries threatened to overwhelm the park and collapse in a (very tasty) heap.

We came away with an enormous haul this weekend, including corn, cucumbers, acorn squash, heirloom beans, green zebra tomatoes, tons of Russian Fire garlic, pounds and pounds of red onions (to pickle) and 3 boxes of apples. All for $40. Yummy. For the applesauce lovers, a couple of orchard stands are carrying "seconds" - bruised and battered apples too imperfect to sell for eating, but perfect for cooking or juicing. We'll be posting some more great recipes for preserving this fall bounty before it's all gone.

Let this be a wake-up call! Get thee to the farmers market, before it's too late!