Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Joy of Shopping...

at a farmer's market, is profound. Today I took a new colleague, here from the Phillipines just for the semester, to the local farmer's market. We wandered around looking over all the offerings and enjoying the buzz of the busy market. Joann found potatoes, garlic, basil, and more yummy treats for dinner, and I found locally grown treats as well.

In addition to being a great source for yummy locally grown produce such as these beautiful peaches, it is also a great opportunity to talk with
knowedgeable growers who seem happy to discuss the merits of various tomato varieties, or, Reliance peaches versus Red Haven. And then I get to taste them and see for myself, and call it research for selecting a peach tree(s) for next spring. Life is good.

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