Farmers' Market Report: Peaches, Plums, & 8-Ball Zucchini

New York

What did we find at the farmers' market this morning? Everything we love about summer: juicy tomatoes and peaches, bright yellow squash, a perfect plum for jam, and some funny-looking zucchini...We shopped at the 97th Street market today, and the vendors were bursting with good stuff. These 8-ball zucchini were new to us (but so cute!). We assume they taste the same as long, skinny ones, but the sign is right: They're the perfect shape for stuffing.

Last summer, we were overwhelmed with these yellow sugar plums from our CSA, and we ended up making this Peach, Plum, and Ginger Jam- delicious.

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As for the peaches... is there any better summer fruit? The sign above one table said "Set on the table for one day, then eat over the sink." If ours make it past one day, we're making this. Peach is by far our favorite flavor of cobbler.
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We also saw a vendor with okra, which we didn't buy this trip but hope we see again soon.

What summer produce are you eating this weekend?

Related: Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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