I went to the Towson Farmer's Market today, because I was super motivated after being at the Farmer's Market in Madison, WI. The Madison market ringed the capitol building and was jam-packed with flowers, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats and breads. It was also jammed with people. It was amazing. I can't figure out why our Farmer's Markets aren't as grand, we have as much produce and a longer season. They had a booth with nothing but different garlic, here I saw one stand with a little bit of garlic. I bought dill, carrots, cucumber, peaches, lima beans, squash, corn and tomatoes. The peaches are super yummy, I have already eaten two of them.
When I was five and played with my neighbor, Paul, we were convinced you would DIE if you at the fur on the peaches. For years I only ate nectarines. But since I was a genius at an early age, I figured out you can cut the fur off the peaches. I have loved peaches ever since. Once during the rough chemo my friend's brought over a still-warm fresh made peach pie. This one little event was a close-to-heaven occurence, it is often something small that is transcendent.
The corn I bought is the sweet white corn from this area, it really can't be beat. It has little kernels and big taste, corn represents summer to me. A lady in front of me imperiously told the guy "TO SHUCK IT FOR HER." She was totally serious! She said, "do you expect me to shuck it myself? I have never done that." Oh brother, the world is full of kooky primadonnas.