Your thread was perfectly timed, littlek!
It reminded me that we have a farmers' market in Metuchen every Saturday. Somehow, I always forget to go there. But not today; today I did go, and I'm glad I did. I came back with a big loaf of olive ciabatta, a piece of goat cheese from a farm just out of town, a pound of almost-too-ripe nectarines to go with the goat cheese and the ciabatta, and several pounds of just-ripe-enough tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes. I also got onions, and eggplants, and corn. I don't know yet if they, too, taste like onions, eggplants, and corn. But the other stuff I bought makes me very confident that they do; in any event, I intend to find out for sure by dinner time this evening.
And all that isn't even mentioning the social function that is the farmers' market. Although I'm usually a bit of a loner who doesn't get out much, I immediately clicked with the farmers I chatted and joked around with. (They were of the peace, love, and organic farming persuasion---just different enough from me to be interesting, just similar enough to be on the same wavelength.)
So, thanks for a delightful start into my weekend! I'll definitely back on the 24th, and maybe check out yours on the 17th.