For many, one of the real joys of farmer's markets is finding days-gone-by goodies we just don't see any more. To wit, Kathy and Ron brought several bags of gen-u-wine hickory nuts, a delicious treat of the past. Tip: Hickories are so hard-shelled as to defy any nutcracker. The usual cracking method is smashing them with a hammer, which can smash meat too. The best way to get the most meat is to use...a bench vise.