Occasionally in our area I run across a small stand where a local farmer or back yard gardener is selling summer vegetables. I look for tomatoes first of all, but green beans, peppers, corn and okra are good too. Oh, and squash for squash relish.
We stopped last week at one of those markets and got a sack of tomatoes for my beloved tomato sandwiches and to make a batch of what I call spaghetti vegetables: tomatoes, squash, carrots, onions, garlic, peppers, zucchini, and fresh herbs. I cook all that down and freeze it in canning jars for winter spaghetti.
The owner of this most recent small market had left a cash box outside for customers to pay.
One of my favorite memories is of a former back yard neighbor of ours. He was a gardener in his retirement, a gray-haired gentleman who must have worked in a bank or other corporate office in his profession, because every day in season, he worked in his garden dressed in long pants and a crisp white shirt with long sleeves. He inspected his "crops," and kept them in pristine condition.