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…
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? 🙂
that is hilarious, wow those apples look good though.
that is SO sad that someone’s pepper plant was stolen. and kind of hilarious that they put up a sign for it….
That is funny, but also sad! I would be PO-ed if someone took my pepper plant!
Someone once stole a pair of old, muddy running shoes off of my apt balcony. The funny thing was that they left behind another pair of shoes – that were a different size. And men’s shoes.
How rude to steal a veggie plant, but made for a funny post!
Yes – rude and bold and must’ve really made the owner mad.
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!
I was really surprised by Gary setting aside a melon for me. He’s such a nice, smiley farmer.
When I first saw all of the “Lost” signs I thought it was going to be a lost pet.
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
That would make for a funny story. It’s not funny that someone stole the pepper plant, but I’d never think to post signs for that.
I’m quite bad about hitting up the farmer’s markets like I plan to every year. However, I’m recognized by a good majority of the Trader Joe’s workers by my house. That’s something, right? lol
Those apples look delicious!