Each week, I stroll through the market scavenging for the best produce for our menu. I covet these summer months when the market is brimming with rows of golden cherry tomatoes, giant squashes, and ripe peaches. These open-air markets bring me back to Tuscany--especially when I see rows of bright sunflowers, or girasoli. To capitalize on these last summer days, I'm using this post to point out some of my favorite seasonal produce, and a few tips on how to navigate the market like a chef.
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While we can't divert everyone away from their favorite grocer, we can give you the necessary tips to selecting the best seasonal fruits and veggies. And now that fall is rearing its head any day now (at least we hope so), now is as good of a time as any to get the lowdown on how to pick your purchases wisely.