Lost Produce

I’ll get to the title in a moment…

Saturday was like Christmas in August…apples were at the farmer’s market!  I bought from a new-to-me-vendor – he is from Fleming Orchards and drives 90 miles each way for the weekly market.

The crunchy, sweet Zestar apples are a treat and a great snack.  Apples are early this year because of the warm Spring but crops are at risk of being very small because of a late frost.  Stay tuned for apple season on the blog!

Speaking of the market, you know you’re a regular and support your local farmer when you:

#1:  Are on a first-name basis with Gary who is your “guy” for beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, squash, and strawberries (seasonal variety).

#2:  Gary has a display of melons and you ask how to pick the best one and he has set one aside for you and is storing it in his truck until you show up.

The melon is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and sweet.  I’ve been enjoying it for breakfast.

Now, that lost produce…

Lost Pepper Plant!

I saw these signs posted and had to do a double-take.  This was not a posting about a lost cat, dog, fish.  Rather, someone’s pepper plant was stolen and they ant it back!

Do you know your local farmer?  Have you ever lost a vegetable? 🙂  



13 responses

  1. I am so jealous that you have a local farmer who puts the best produce away for you!! That is amazing. I go to plenty of farmer’s markets, but they always seem really unpersonal and the “farmers” could care less about making conversation. If I saw that LOST sign, I think I would call the number just so I could meet the person who posted it– haha!

  2. Those apples look like English Discoveries; early and with a very short season – and not store-able but just so crisp and delicious 🙂
    I love that someone’s put up a lost notice for a plant! Wish that was round here, I’d do a story in the paper! I have lost plants before but only because I’m a rubbish gardener and they’ve died… ;-P

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