Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Ramblings - The Beauty of Produce


I love the beauty of produce.  Arranging produce can be an art - as seen in these photos I took at two different farmers' markets recently.

We humans can decorate - but nature provides the palette   And what a palette it is.
Peppers, turnips, cylindrical beets (yes, round isn't the only beet shape) and Lacinto kale.  This table (and the one directly underneath) is from a booth run by Laughing Crow Farm in Maine, NY

 I've known them for years.  I smile when I see their booth at the Vestal, New York farmers market.  I have other favorite farmers, too, and I should feature some of the results of their hard work.
Green beans, round beets, carrots.
Cukes, icebox watermelon, potatoes and still more potatoes, and onions.

And best of all - sweet, sweet corn.

One more picture- hydroponic strawberries from Skaneateles, New York, which I will blog about another time.

Late August in upstate New York is so beautiful.

Do you have the opportunity to shop at a farmer's market where you live?

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful produce. I hadn't seen cylindrical beet before. The possibilities for slicing one are endless. I like beetroot, but my husband doesn't. I love to eat a wholemeal bread sandwich spread with peanut butter and add beet to give it crunch and flavor.

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  2. This is the best time of year to visit the farmer's market. Fresh tomatoes, squash just coming in, melons at their ripest. Yum!

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