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?


  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.

  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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