Don’t get me wrong, I love the spending time in the big apple. From museums to restaurants to monuments, it’s literally impossible to be bored. But sometimes, I need a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps to spend time in nature. Thankfully, I have been able to do just that by swimming, hiking, and soaking up a healthy dose of Vitamin D. I call it my weekend exhales.
After all that swimming, a girl’s gotta eat. And a big appetite appetite can only mean one thing: farmers markets. Come late-summer, outdoor markets are in full swing, which means there is an abundance of local fruits and vegetables that haven’t traveled very far and are often fresher and more nutritious than anything I could buy at the grocery store. Plus, there’s nothing quite like meeting the farmer who planted the seeds and tended the soil so that the tomatoes could grow and eventually end up in my kitchen. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Here are some snapshots of my favorite late-summer fruits and vegetables.