Yesterday, we hit the Derby Street Farmers’ Market with Chef Canales and got a good look at what is available. Okra, check. Black-Eyed peas, check. Jimmy Nardello peppers, check. Gypsy peppers…not so much.

Melons on the other hand are going gangbusters right now. Trini Campbell tells us about the numerous varieties Riverdog Farm grows and how to know when they are ready to be eaten.

We also have tomato reports from two of our go-to tomato farms: Lucero Organic and Dirty Girl Produce. And we have Stella Schlesinger (on tape!) saying Dirty Girl Produce will hopefully definitely have oodles of their famous Early Girls tomatoes available in time for Tomato Dinners 2010. Phew.