I’m always surprised by how long it takes to get fresh local tomatoes. I mean, it’s nearly September! Can’t these things be ready when I want them—say in July? Somehow, summer seems nearly over by the time the tomatoes come in, probably because school starts on Monday. These particular tomatoes are lovely little orange cherry tomatoes that are so sweet I had to restrain myself from eating the entire lot in one go, standing over the sink where I just finished rinsing them. Most of them did make it into this salad, along with fresh sweet basil, fresh mozzarella, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Food of the gods.