Well, friends, we have finally come to the end of market season. The Broadway Community Market will be open for one last market day tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. And we have a new vendor, The North Mountain Confectionary, making their business debut! They will be selling homemade gourmet apples, a perfect sweet treat for the fall season. Come out to show them some love and help make their first day of business a roaring success.

Of course, several of the vendors you have come to know over the summer will be set up as well, offering pasture-raised eggs and meat, herbal salves and balms, ready-made meals for your freezer, handmade items, sustainably grown produce, and more. We are all so grateful for your support throughout the season, and we would love to see you one more time tomorrow. There’s no Community Market without the community!

I did a final harvest in the garden this morning and picked jalapenos, bell peppers, perpetual spinach, and green tomatoes to go on my market table alongside garlic and a variety of practical knitted and crocheted items.

The Fairydiddle Farm market table during the Trunk-or-Treat event last week

So what can you do with green tomatoes? A lot, it turns out! The dish we all know and love is fried green tomatoes, great for BLTs or just eating hot out of the skillet. A shopper last week told me that she likes to store green tomato slices in a jar of pickle juice in the fridge and use them on sandwiches throughout the winter! Green tomatoes will also take on fruity notes when baked with warm spices, such as in a green tomato pie. You can also try subbing part or all of the apples in your favorite crisp or pie recipe with green tomatoes.

See you at the market!