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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Out of my Gourd at the Farmer's Market

Miniature Ornamental Gourds
Shopping for freshly picked produce from our local farms is not only fun, rewarding, healthy and cheaper than the grocery is also a help to our local economy, an act of love towards our families by providing delicious homegrown fare and a support of Mother Earth and her natural gifts to us.

Look at this Butternut Squash--7 pounds!

I had a delightful conversation with the older couple who grew this squash. They have a small farm and sell their produce all summer at farmer's markets around the area. I asked how they grew this huge squash, and the fellow said, "I don't know, it just kept growing." Possibly he did not want to reveal his gardening secrets.

acorn, butter cup, butternut, cabbage, and an unidentified smooth-skinned squash

Yes, we are going to be eating a lot of squash! Actually I am going to cook and freeze most of this. A treat for the winter months. Which are fast approaching...October begins tomorrow!

Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter~Carol Bishop Hipps

1 comment:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

We don´t have many farms over here where we can buy their products. The laws and rules almost makes it impossible for them to do so here. It´s so difficult and expensive for them to follow the laws that most of them don´t even bother to try.

Have a great day now!