Monday, July 27, 2015

More reasons to love summer

One of the things I love about summer is the abundance of fresh produce. You can pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and you can find freshly picked, locally grown squash and zucchini and eggplant, as well as tomatoes*, corn, and potatoes, up and down the East Coast. Heaven.

This summer, the teenager, whose passion is creating healthy yet yummy meals and desserts, is spending the summer working on a farm. This past weekend we visited her there, and I took (stylized) photos of some of the beautiful flowers and vegetables currently in season. (To see more, full-color photos of our favorite farm, click here.)

Farming is incredibly hard, labor-intensive, not-high-paying work, but it is immensely rewarding (when everything goes right) -- and I feel fortunate to get to enjoy the benefits of these incredible farmers' labors.

I hope you enjoy these photos and will support your local farmers.

 *Sadly, it is not quite tomato season out on Long Island. Otherwise there would be half a dozen shots of tomatoes.

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