In autumn, the disappearance of summer vegetables from local farmers markets doesn’t mean an end to fresh salads with local produce.

It just takes some reconfiguring, says Bridgett Blough, owner of Organic Gypsy, which makes prepared meals such as salads, soups and entrees.

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