The American Midwest is exploding with fruit and vegetables in the late summer - it's the best time for farmers' markets. What are Midwest bloggers doing with all this bounty?

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Becke of Columbus Foodie in Ohio visits Pennsylvania Dutch country and blogs the wealth of homemade jams, preserves, and sauces she finds there. She also makes Peach Cobbler with her abundance of local peaches.

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Sarah of Food and Paper eats, drinks, reads and writes in Pittsburgh, PA. She blogged about the pleasures of solitary eating with a great-looking Gorgonzola and avocado salad. She also hosted the most recent edition of Does My Blog Look Good in This? - a mouthwatering food photography competition.

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Barbara is in southern Ohio and writes Tigers and Strawberries - a favorite read. She reviews Chinese noodle cookbooks and talks about feeding her young daughter right from the start. She also makes Hunan Salted Chilies.

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Rebecca of 100 Tomato Plants lives in Tennessee and she's teaching a class on preserving some of those tomatoes. She offers a recipe she'll use, too. She also shows off a morel she found.