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Farm stands are great, but buyers still have to be selective I’d like to add my kudos to all the positive feedback from the deORETTA NORR but of the Seaford farmer’s market. Patrons were treated to displays of locally-grown hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, summer squashes, sweet corn and melons, not to mention other exotic and unusual produce never seen in the supermarkets. I hope more vendors will be encouraged by the favorable response to join their eager and friendly compatriots in the all too short time we have left to enjoy summer’s bounblotches. Yet, there they lie — as lovely as ty. the day they were purchased. You can’t But caveat emptor — let the buyer beconvince me they weren’t chemically ware! All farm stands are not equal. At treated to retard spoilage and produced another venue out of town, I picked up a somewhere other than this guy’s back couple of suspiciously perfect tomatoes. yard. When questioned, the vendor assured me At another stand, the seller tried to that he’d grown them himself. Not comoblige by pulling the bright green stem pletely convinced, I brought them home from a cantaloupe I was eyeing. No for my kitchen counter test. That was three thanks. That tattletale tail told that this weeks ago. By this time they should be melon was yanked from its bed much too swimming in a less than odiferous pool of early and would never taste sweet no mattheir own juices and scarred by unseemly ter how long I waited.

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So, please do patronize local stands and into 1/4-inch slices farmer’s markets but do try to be a savvy 2 tablespoons olive oil consumer. Salt Food and Wine Fresh-ground black magazine offers the pepper I picked up a couple of suspifollowing suggestions 1/4 teaspoon wine for your fresh, locally ciously perfect tomatoes. When vinegar grown — and wise 1 clove garlic, questioned, the vendor assured — purchases. minced me that he’d grown them himself. 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf Not completely convinced, I parsley brought them home for my kitchen 1/2 pound salted Grilled Zucchini with Fresh Mozfresh mozzarella, counter test. That was three zarella cut into thick weeks ago. Yet, there they lie — The delicate taste of slices fresh mozzarella ofas lovely as the day they were fers a delicious counLight the grill or terpoint to the garlic- purchased. heat the broiler. In a and-vinegar-maceratlarge glass or stained zucchini. However, less-steel bowl, toss if you prefer a stronger cheese flavor, try the zucchini with 1 tablespoon of the oil, goat cheese instead. 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serves 6 to 8 Grill or broil the zucchini, turning once, until tender and golden, about 5 minutes 3 zucchini (about 1 pound), cut lengthwise per side. Put the zucchini back in the

MLS555499 4 BR, 3 BA warm & inviting custom home in “River’s End” 2 BR, on first floor w/ morning room by kitchen. Built 2004 w/1 yr. home warranty. Hostess: Brenda Rambo 302-2362660 Directions: Seaford, Old Furnace Road to Old Meadow Road, left into Rivers End, bear left follow to 80 Rivers End Drive. CENTURY 21 TULL RAMEY

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