One of joys my wife & I have during the summer is visiting the farmers market, not in Roanoke Rapids, but in Rocky Mount. It's about a 70 mile round trip but what we find is so rewarding and usually ends up a dish I am preparing. So far this summer with an abundance of squash and zucchini I have prepared numerous caseroles and there is still room for more.
Yesterday we were walking the isles of the vendors and came upon a stand operated by the folks that have a peach orchard about 3 miles from our house and ended up buying a carton of peaches that we will enjoy for part of this coming week. Curious how we keep running into vendors from our area all the way in Rocky Mount.
It is an effort but one we are happy to make happen so we can enjoy the wonderful items available for such a short period of time. The time will come soon enough when we will not have that resource available to us.
A side note: After our visit to the farmers market yesterday we had a belated Father's Day lunch at IHOP with my 3 girls, grandaugher, son-in-law, grandsons and a friend. It is always so good to spend time with all of them at once since we live so far apart. It was a memory I will cherish, especially, since my girls gave me some new pictures that I can display at home and at my office. Thanks again if you are reading this blog.