Tomatoes aren’t going to last much longer at Chesapeake Bay region farmers markets. The USDA reports about 93% of the crop has been harvested. Potatoes are almost through too, but they’re running a little late this year so they’ll be available longer into the Fall than normal. Snap peas are also late, with about 88% picked compared to 97% this time last year.
In Maryland, corn, cucumbers and cantaloupes are nearly all harvested.
Apples are in high-gear, about half-way through their season. Apple festivals will be in abundance over the next few weeks, with pumpkins festivals coming just behind.
And for those who want local fruits and vegetables without having to travel far, Maryland has a list for that too. Check out this farmer’s market page.