If you want to avoid the crowds, try farm shopping Tuesday mornings at the Riva Road Farmers Market, open from 7:00 a.m. to noon. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. and there were plenty of delicious items and very few customers. Yes, fewer farmers come to set up booths when compared to a Saturday morning, but Tuesday can sometimes be more convenient, especially if you are away over the weekend. Just out are the blackberries… delicious… and then there are all those different kinds of tomatoes to choose from. Avoid the standard supermarkets (unless you need lettuces) and shop local. Keep your dollars in our county! Thanks for reading and if you are wondering what happened to Baltimore Girl Cooks by the Bay postings… well it’s just been too hot to want to cook. Grilling and salads, however, are great.