Thursday, August 6, 2009

Local Produce

Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, green beans, okra, corn, watermelon, peaches.........

Do you buy produce from local farmers? We do and really enjoy having all the fresh veggies and fruit, especially this time of year. We also like knowing we are supporting our local farmers. There's a local farmer's market within a couple of miles from where we are and another one about 20 minutes away. Rodney and I enjoy the fresh veggies so much that we plan our meals around what we can get fresh at the market.
One of our favorite lunch menus during the summer is a tomato sandwich with nothing other than Duke's mayo, salt and lots of pepper ..... oh yeah, can't get much better than that when you have fresh tomatoes!'

And what about a sweet, juicy crimson sweet watermelon....... makes my mouth water just thinking about it.......

"When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat."
Mark Twain

With the temps in the 90's, this is the perfect time to cut open an ice cold watermelon!

If your are not sure where you can go to buy fresh, local produce....... check out

Buy local and enjoy all the great tasting, good-for-you produce. I just bought some fresh blackberries this morning at the Farmer's Market and am going to make a blackberry cobbler... I am already thinking how it is going to taste with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream......... wanna join me? :)

“The difference of a single day is perceptible. Vegetables and fruit can only be tasted in perfection, gathered the same day.”


  1. Beans and I are on our cobbler a suitable breakfast food :-)

  2. My mouth is watering...blueberry cobbler and ice cream...YUMMY! :) I, too, love the fresh summer produce...especially tomato sandwiches with mayo, salt, and pepper...doesn't get better than that! :)

  3. Thanks for the encouragement/reminder to be more of a loca-vore. I'd love to see this movement take off. Have you read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"? Can't recall if we've talked about it....but the author journals a year of feeding her family ONLY what is grown within 100 miles of their home in Virginia. It is so interesting. I think you'd love it if you haven't read it already.