When I first moved to the NYC metropolitan area, I didn't realize just how near the city is to farms. It doesn't take a super long drive (or train ride) to find your self in rural farm land similar to what you would find in other states.
I knew that New York State has a lot of agriculture going on- my folks come from upstate so I've seen the tractors and cows and corn rows. But I was surprised but just how local your food can be when you're buying local in the metropolitan area.
We're headed further east on Long Island this weekend, and I am super excited to get my hands on the freshly picked corn you can find there. Oh, they've got a lot of other things- but corn is one of my "memories of awesome summers" foods. I might not want to see another cob after enjoying this season's harvest.
And I'm ok with that.