Jun 20, 2010

Farmers Market Saturdays - Farm Stand Edition

I was lucky enough to get a day off at the Market stand that I run each Saturday with my sister in law, selling our Spiral Spirit wares - so my mom and I took a little road trip West to a small town that is full of farm stands.



Each stand puts out it's best fruit and veggies to entice the customers in.  Most stands also carry things like locally made honey, vinegars, and syrups, as well as ice cream or hot dogs.  They really try to extend the life of the stand by bringing in other products, because they are only open from June to October during the harvest season.



On our trip, the only new crops we found were cherries, strawberries and asparagus.  It's been a very wet Spring for us, and we are just now getting the hot sunshine we are used to, this time of year.  The strawberry crop has been affected, but it seems as though the cherries are doing well!



I'm not an asparagus fan - but my mom bought some of these beauties.  I think I picked too many as a child...



This is definitely not corn season for us.  This corn has likely come from California.  I'm such a fan of corn on the cob though, that I bought two to have for lunch today!



Mom picked up some cherries for a snack on the drive home.  We also stopped by the Dutch farm stand to buy a piece of the incredible shortbread the little Dutch lady makes.  I never get tired of driving out to the farm stands - it's a gorgeous drive, and I always come home with something wonderfully fresh and yummy!



Wishing all the fathers out there a very happy Father's Day!

Enjoy!

10 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful countryside, beautiful cherries, asparagus and corn. Just looking at the fruits and vegetables make me feel good!

Thanks for sharing!

mxtodis123 said...

Those cherries look scrumptious. Cherries are one of the few fruits that I will eat.
Mary

Linda in New Mexico said...

Your whole post is yummy looking. I love driving through the mountains here in NM at this time of year and stopping at the farm stands as well. The adventuring is as delicious as the find.
Happy Solstice, The Olde Bagg

Not Hannah said...

I am drooling all over those cherries. Metaphorically speaking, of course. I mean, I totally wouldn't crawl up on my desk and press my nose to the screen or anything.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cherries! Cherries! Squeeeee! Okay, I'm settling down now.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I wish so much that we could grow cherries like that here... they are simply beautiful... I purchased some at the store yet I am sure it is not the same as getting them fresh... you lucky thing...

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures. So far I haven't gotten any cherries from my tree. The birds always beat me to them. So I'm living vicariously through your pictures.

Bogaman said...

The big dark Bing cherries are one of my favorites. They probably grow a lot of them in your neck of the woods. Most that we get here come from the west coast. X

cinderelly said...

i love to hit the fruit stands,it is something i look forward to in the springtime! i love the time when there are roadside cherry stands! the cherries look beautiful!

Ange said...

Oh Rue it's been wonderul catching up with your blog. The cherries weren't as succulent here as usual because of all the rain. We too have corn fields and LOTS of asparagus (yummy grilled in the oven with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and fresh parmesan cheese)
Don't step on any spiders and enjoy the rest of summer. I have missed the heat!