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Sunday, July 11, 2010
More summer bounty at markets
It's midsummer and the growing season is in high gear. My Saturday visit to Findlay Market -- Cincinnati's premier farmers' market, although there are many other good ones -- yielded fresh foods that either hadn't been available a couple weeks earlier, or there were more vendors with what had been quite scarce on previous visits. This week's great additions included more varieties of heirloom tomatoes (see photo); every type of berry, even including one farmer who had strawberries; several varieties of green beans; and plenty of corn. Most of our markets take food stamps, and folks from all walks of life shop for these wonderful treats. All in all, there's really no reason not to eat healthfully this time of year.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.