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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Farmer's Market


Crossed another thing off my Summer Fun To Do List 
 yesterday when I stopped at a farmer's market while I was out running errands!
  I think I was the first customer of the day!  No crowds to deal with, that's for sure. 
 Looking at all the home-grown fruits and veggies was fun.  
I eventually chose a 10 lb. Amish-grown cantaloupe to take home with me!


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  1. Yumm. Cantaloupe is so good fresh from the Farmers Market. Wow, 10 lbs. Those Amish know how to grow cantaloupes.

    We had cantaloupe with our quiche the other morning, but it was far from 10 lbs.. HaHa. How many more things do you have on that list!!

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    1. That things was a monster! haha...

      Three more things....art, s'mores and a picnic.

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    2. I'll be watching! I didn't put it on a list, but next week I get to go to a Women's Retreat with the women I loved and ministered to for 27 years. Plan on taking lots of pictures.

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  2. we had some of those big ones around here too. They're the size of watermelons! and yummy too!

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    1. I think that was the first time we didn't finish off a whole cantaloupe in one meal. ha.

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  3. Looks great! I ADORE Farmer's Markets! SUCH treasures to be found!

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  4. I love farmer's markets! Look lovely!
    I want to see what you will make with smores I love them!!

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  5. I bought 3 cantaloupe at Sprouts yesterday, mine are only 3 pound ish.
    How was your giant one

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    1. It was sweet...and actually I was surprised! Sometimes the big ones aren't as tasty!

      Sprouts? What a cute name.

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  6. I love Farmer's Markets, especially in the fall. ;)
    I'm not sure if I'll actually get anything else checked off my summer list, but it could happen...

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    1. I'm going to have to go back for apples! :)

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  7. It's a good idea to support the local farmers
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    I'm all for it. The cantaloupe looks great

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    1. It was almost too ripe, but very sweet!

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  8. Another check
    Out of your deck
    And no crowd around
    Is nice to be found
    And no gmo crap too
    Best way to be at ones zoo

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    1. organic eating is what you're all about.
      Certainly a change from the pringles/nuggets clout.
      hahaha.

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    2. haha big time change
      Here at my range

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  9. Looks like a nice place to shop. You're doing a good job on checking off that list!

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    1. It is a charming little place...beautiful orchard, picnic tables, etc.

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  10. I have never ever EVER come across DRIED gourds! Never!! What does one do with dried gourds?!!? How intriguing! Take care
    x

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    1. They make great bird houses...or just a pretty fall decoration.

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    2. Correct!
      They make Martin houses out of them...

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    3. I almost bought one, Linda! I just may have to go back.

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  11. This is only your first trip this season? Yikes. I buy most of my veg locally.

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    1. lol...I grow most of mine in my garden. Does that count? :)

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    2. That is FANTASTIC. I did before I moved. It's just the best. Nothing like going to garden in the morning, picking fresh beans and making them over rice. One of my favorite morning meals.

      Plus, it's exciting to watch all the veg grow. We also had peach trees.

      So so so so good.

      Do you grow from seed? Any favorites you have?

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    3. lettuces and cucumbers I do from seed. The tomatoes I get already in the pot and transplant to the garden. I find I can be harvesting almost 2 months earlier on the tomatoes if I do that here in Ohio. One thing I forgot to plant this year was spaghetti squash. That's a favorite...can't believe I forgot! I looked for it at the market but didn't see any.

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    4. I've done that, grown stuff and forgotten a favorite. This year we were going to do a wee garden but didn't get all my stuff in on time. But I can prep for next year.

      Hope you find your squash.

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  12. That looks wonderful, very smart for a farmers' market too.

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    1. isn't it? I think it's really charming...very fun!

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  13. Farmer's Markets seem like so much fun, even cooler than the traditional market, so glad that you found something that you took a particular fancy too as well!

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    1. that huge melon? haha....what a beast! lol....

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  14. looks wonderful and thats a huge melon, I really like the list you made , I think I might do that for winter,

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    1. what about fall? Don't wait until winter! :) I know you bake apples pies...a perfect thing to put on a fall list!

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  15. love visiting the farmers market...mostly for the fresh food...the veg and fruit...we have a really nice one on saturday mornings downtown....

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    1. yours has live music! This one didn't. :)

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  16. A 10 lb Amish cantaloupe????
    Was it wearing a black hat...and driving a horse and buggy??? Ha!
    I can't even imagine how big that is!
    Enjoy your dinner with the "big kids"...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. lol....that melon was big enough to turn into a buggy itself..just like Cinderella's pumpkin! lol....

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    2. So....you miss my ramblings, eh???
      Come on back...I have explained the pics!! hahaha!

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    3. BBQ steak...fried potatoes and onions...zucchini and parmesan cheese...greek salad...

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  17. Wow that is a BIG cantaloupe! I love them..my favorite fruit. We have a nice farmers market here on Wednesdays.
    When I typed cantaloupe, my phone auto corrected to " can't elope". Glad I caught it before posting : )

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  18. I've never heard of such a large cantaloupe! Glad to hear it tasted good.

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    1. I'd love to know what they did to it! lol.... Maybe it was all the rain we had this summer.

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    1. Aren't they cool? I love them all together in those big bins like that!

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  20. Yummy! That is my kind of place. Veggie heaven. :)

    JaG

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  21. Hi Betsy .. the Cantaloupe looks wonderful, as does the Farmer's market ... while Harry's concentration on the fireworks is a sight to behold - and what a great evening that must have been for both families having Lauren and Taylor with you ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Harry has always been that way, too...and if he hears fireworks at home, he runs to the windows to try and see them!

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  22. A TEN pound cantaloupe! Wow! That is a big melon! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  23. I love this summer list...next year I am making one (actually started to write things down already.) Our fields sort of sucked the joy out of summer this year...we were too tired at the end of the day to think. If I had had a list like this we would have been more motivated to get up and go! So positive...so joy filled!

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    1. Hey, don't wait a year...make a fall list! :)

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  24. I love going to my local farm market...I enjoy all the produce but am a sucker for the fresh flowers. Your huge cantaloupe sounds amazing!

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    1. There were little potted mums there that day, but nothing else. Bouquets of cut flowers would have been irresistible! :)

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