They were absolutely gorgeous, too. We wish our photo did them justice. And there were definitely more bushels of heirlooms than anything else, which we're attributing to the blight; less-commercial species must be weathering it better than more mass-produced crops.
We loved the mix-and-match buckets that farmers were selling. A bunch of multi-colored tomatoes chopped up together really needs nothing more than a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper to be a beautiful dish. We're also dreaming of a perfect tomato sandwich with red, orange, and yellow slices.
What else was at the market today? A lot. It's prime time for produce in the Northeast right now—we saw eggplant, squash, peaches, plums, pluots, berries, big bunches of herbs, and huge flats of okra:
And in case we need any more nudge to enjoy the market right now, we also saw apples. In a few months, that's all we'll see...
(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)