One of the simpler summer time pleasures in Quinte is taking advantage of the many local fruit and vegetable stands that seem to pop up all over the place.
It usually starts with the strawberries, and as the summer wears on they will be selling other goodies until pumpkin season arrives. I don't like pumpkins, by the time they are in the vegetable stands summer will be long over.
Until then though, I get to enjoy cucumbers, brocoli, tomatoes, peppers, raspberries, blueberries, potatoes, and lots of other locally grown produce.
My favourite is the corn. No question. There are several varieties that are grown locally, and they are all delicious. I love picking through the corn bin and selecting the ears that are just right. A lot of people just pick the biggest ones, thinking that they are getting the best value. This isn't necessarily true, but many people just seem to have a mantra "bigger is better".
We are nowhere near corn season yet, but I can see the corn starting to get bigger in the fields, and I'm looking forward to sinking my teeth into some local peaches and cream corn. At about $4 a dozen, it's really difficult to go wrong.
Between now and then, I'll be enjoying some of the other products that are brought in from the fields of Prince Edward County and the Quinte region. When the corn comes in, I'll be sure to write a post about that.