Farmer’s Market: Tomatoes, Blackberries, and Nectarines

Heirloom Tomatoes



I just got home from the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market here in Fresno and I’m so excited about these beautiful tomatoes, berries, and nectarines that I just have to share them with you.  I’m eating blackberries and a sliced nectarine with Greek yogurt at the moment and I think this might be the best nectarine I’ve ever tasted!  The tomatoes will be used later in Matt’s Ultimate Summer Salad.

Are you visiting a Farmer’s Market this weekend?

  1. Jodi

    Gorgeous Nicole! They look delicious, your photos are beautiful! Enjoy them.

    11:57 am  Jul 24th, 2010
  2. Shri

    Love the pictures; the tomatoes are the ones that always a summer surprise, esp when you grow them or get them from fresh farmer’s market.
    Do you have names for them? 🙂

    12:03 pm  Jul 24th, 2010
  3. Kara


    I love nectarine in greek yogurt. I also add the Special K Low Fat Granola.
    Do you have any good granola recipes you can share?

    Thanks for creating such an amazing blog. I tell everyone I know about it.
    It’s a treat in my inbox 🙂

    12:59 pm  Jul 24th, 2010
  4. Anita

    I attend the Vineyard Farmers Market every Saturday!!! I am always telling anyone who will listen about that market. The people are great and the fruits and vegetables are so beautiful and fresh. I have never been disappointed.

    1:07 pm  Jul 24th, 2010
  5. Kalyn

    You have Green Zebra tomatoes, I am so jealous. Mine are not ripe yet (not even close.)

    2:03 pm  Jul 24th, 2010
  6. Wendy

    Mmmm looks so good. We are hitting the farmer’s market next weekend. Short growing season here in Montana, and it’s really not worth going until late July/early August. It’s the only place to get sweet corn, and it’s definitely not sweet until the end of July.

    3:44 pm  Jul 24th, 2010
  7. Jennifer

    Beautiful produce!!!! I love my farmers market and my week is just not complete without going, shopping and supporting local farmers. I came across Matt’s salad as well, looks like your tomatoes are perfect pair for it!

    2:42 am  Jul 25th, 2010
  8. Shar in Canada

    Just came home myself from the market here in Canada. Our nectrines were not quite ready yet but I did get some wonderful bluebrries to make some jam. The tomatoes were good and we had a nice peameal bacon and tomatoe sandwich for lunch. Love your site!

    5:28 am  Jul 25th, 2010
  9. Lisa at CC&T

    It seems like tomatoes are making an appearance on just about every food blog these days! I was excited when my CSA included a pint of orange ones. Just like Jennifer said, my week would not be complete without a visit to the farmers’ market. I picked up some first of the season McIntosh apples, white peaches, and a bottle of wine from a local vineyard. Sangria, anyone?

    1:10 pm  Jul 25th, 2010
  10. Amanda

    I haven’t been to the farmer’s market yet, though it’s definitely been on my radar. I buy my beef from a local farmer, and every year he gives me tons of sweet corn. He walks out behind his dairy barn to the field and picks them for me. 🙂 I was walking around, petting the calves, and was admiring the raspberry bushes in his garden. He said he would call me when they were ready for picking. Gotta love having a farmer for a friend!

    7:37 pm  Jul 25th, 2010
  11. Chad

    I just stumbled onto your site. I love it! I am very jealous of all of the great produce you get year round in California. The Blackberries on the east coast farmers markets have been AMAZING. Nothing better than really good produce.

    10:15 am  Jul 26th, 2010
  12. Julia

    What beautiful photographs. I could reach in and grab that fruit!

    2:52 pm  Jul 26th, 2010
  13. Georgia Pellegrini

    I love that you took the time to photograph your produce before it becomes a meal. Beautiful.

    4:45 pm  Jul 26th, 2010
  14. 12th Man

    Been a slow summer here … farmer’s markets are just getting their good stuff here in CO … so you CA folks are making me drool!

    5:06 am  Jul 28th, 2010
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