Sunday, July 11, 2010

Farmers Market

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.


  1. I love Farmers Markets and always try to buy enough in-season fruits and vegetables to stock my freezer (and canner) so as to enjoy that goodness throughout the winter months. I love supporting local farmers and the joy I get from opening a jar of local produce in midwinter always brings a smile to my face!

  2. With the weather being in triple digits lately I have used the time inside to prepare dishes we haven't had before using the great items I find there. They must have great irrigation because the fruits and veggies are so beautiful compared to the fields of tobacco & corn that did not make it. I bought a big 10 lb bag of onions saturday before last and need another one now. There's something about the aroma of onions cooking that I love so much. Have a great week.

  3. Can you believe I've never been to a farmers' market? Well except in New Orleans at the French Quarter and that was lovely. Sounds like you had a fabulous time :)