See Food: Harvest Time At Green City Market
By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 17, 2012 7:00PM
Despite all of the talk of drought, misery and failed harvests, there is still some great produce to be gotten at farmers' markets. While the bounty is visibly not what it has been in previous years, don't use that as an excuse not to go. Harvest time is still in full swing, and while there might not be much fruit (apples, in particularly, have been hit hard this year) there are tons of other things to make up for it. Here's a sample of the goods at this Saturday's Green City Market.
The insane quantity and selection of peppers made us feel like we were at a market in the Southwest. Anything that does well in hot, dry conditions has had a banner year: peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos are in abundance. In addition, if you look hard, you can still find kale, lettuce and other greens. We even encountered something totally new - edible sugar beets, grown by Leaning Shed Farm. They are sweet, refreshing and enormous, and apparently fancy restaurants (Alinea was mentioned) are snapping them up to make desserts and sorbets.
If you haven't been going to the market for fear of a wasted trip, hopefully this small selection will encourage you.