Sunday, July 26, 2009

Support Your Local Growers!

It's Saturday and time to visit and socialize at our local Farmer's Market. Have you ever noticed people carefully selecting their items, the expressions on their faces, the idle chatter about recipes, herbs, ripeness of products, while chatter with vendors and trying to squeeze through isles, filled with strollers and old friends, that are simply not big enough. One vendor has ballons he passes out to the kids to keep them entertained and allow Mom plenty of time to shop. Patience is never short as there are too many things to interest us: homemade pies, jellies, jams, gourmet mushrooms, breads, herbs, and so many goodies. Can you pick up a tomato or peach without giving it a little squeeze?

These markets always make me smile!

3 comments:

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wonderful reminder for all of us. I visit our local Farmer's Market on FRIDAY afternoon and love the fresh produce ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love it, love it. We just had our County Fair too and man some major eye poppers. I always bring home too much. Think I am gonna make pickles or relish or something. Just better to go on and buy from some one who has worked hard to get those things there. Blessings on this rest day.
QMM

Mountain Woman said...

I love farmer's markets. All the goodies, the fresh produce, just absolutely the best.