The abundance of midsummer produce is filling our gardens and farmers' markets. The joy of having fresh corn, apricots, cucumbers, nectarines, spinach, melons, tomatoes and summer squash, to name a few, is the great reward of summer. While many gardens need extra water to mitigate area drought, the result is well worth it. Often produce ripens at the same time, leaving a surplus. Remember Garrison Keillor's humorous tomato stories? When this is the case in your garden, please remember that your local food assistance center would like to receive fresh produce. If you would like to find the center nearest you, go to www.Ampleharvest.org.