I say this every time the seasons change, but this might be my favorite food season. I mean, look at all the good stuff I got at the downtown Austin farmers market last weekend!
Most of the produce is from Tecolote, a farm that grows what I think is some of the best produce you can get in Austin. They grow lots of heirloom fruits and vegetables, so they have a lot of varieties that you just don’t see anywhere else.
From Tecolote, I got: perfect eggplant, assorted sweet peppers, hot Hatch-style chiles, a frog skin melon, and a bag of smoked New Mexican chiles.
From Harvest Time, I got some gorgeous and sweet zephyr squash, the green-and-yellow summer squash at the bottom left. And from Lightsey, I got a basket of persimmons. These are the kind that are eaten when they’re firm. They’re a little underripe in the photo, but a few have turned a nice orange and are ready for eating!