I love roadside stands. There is something so comforting about buying produce right from the farm it was grown on! Today I packed the kids up and headed to a favorite roadside stand looking for something special… green tomatoes!! Not to be confused with ripe green heirloom tomatoes, I wanted crisp, unripe green tomatoes. Why? Because I’ll be frying those suckers up tonight! Now, you may be familiar with the book/movie Fried Green Tomatoes, but if you’ve never had them to eat, I highly recommend it. A favorite in the South, I had them for the first time during my trip to New Orleans last summer. This summer I wanted to make some of my own. I lucked out and found a whole pile of fresh green tomatoes as well as juicy blackberries, blueberries, plump onions and crisp green beans!
If you’re in the mood for something fresh and local, try googling farmers markets in your area… or just go for a little road trip – you never know what you may find!