... and bring home: a quarter-bushel of Empire apples, a quarter-bushel of Spartan apples, a quarter-bushel of Roma tomatoes, 10 lbs of red onions, a 1 kg jar of local honey, and some grass-fed skirt steak.
Only two more outdoor Saturdays for our local market. Then the vendors decrease in number as the market moves indoors.
Southern Ontario had a freak frost during apple blossom time, so apples are twice or more what they were last year and year before. I paid $15 for my half-bushel of C-grade apples. I'll sort through to store the best ones for a while. The others will go into the food dehydrator and canned apple sauce. I'm eating fresh too while I have them. But I'll keep a close eye on the "keepers" to bake/dehydrate those that start to go right away.
Honey prices keep escalating. The jar I bought should nicely supplement my souvenir jars from places we visit (tupelo from Florida, sourwood from the Great Smokey Mountains, southwester wild flower from New Mexico).
I bought the tomatoes because I wanted to dehydrate some, have some on hand for hot sauce (I have very hot peppers fermenting right now), and some to eat fresh.
About a third of the red onions will be dehydrated, a third used in salsa and relish, and a third used in daily cooking (as long as they last in my warmish basement storage).
I think I'm nearing "ready for winter".