Oct 2, 2011

Farmers Market Saturday - October Harvest


The first day of October came on grey and wet, but that didn't dampen our spirits.  My mom, my niece, a friend and her kids and I all piled into a couple vehicles and headed to the farm stands for canning tomatoes, squash and perhaps a few pumpkins...


We had far too much fun and piled the cars far too full with goodies.  I found a few squash I haven't tried before, and picked up some veggies to make some soup.  A white Lumina pumpkin and a few other Cinderella-type pumpkins ended up in my car too.  I don't know how that happened...





Hope your October has arrived with magic and abundance!

22 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Pumpkins and squash and gourds, oh my!! Sounds like a great day. Those sneaky pumpkins jumping into your car, what nerve!! Enjoy the canning, carving and cavorting!!

Barbara F. said...

Did the same thing on Friday (gorgeous day) and Saturday (rainy day). I bought a white pumpkin too! And a sugar one for pie and squash, cider, etc. I love this time of year. xo,

Pixie said...

Oh the pumpkins look just wonderful, great photos, i can't wait to go and get mine and sit them by the fire.......role on Autumn...i love it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They say to buy your pumpkins early because there is a pumpkin shortage this year. We're not too bad off here in the West, but still -- don't wait! Glad you've picked yours up already.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love how they put the gourds in the spokes. happy october!

Willow said...

What a wonderful place to visit. I love this time of the year.

Danni said...

Everybody knows that pumpkins have a bad habit of just jumping into our wagons and cars at this time of year! ;)

the wild magnolia said...

October, Autumn, Fall, orange;red;yellow;rust colored leaves, and.....pumpkin bliss.

Thank you for sharing, great pics.

Blessings.....

SilverFox said...

I adore these pics!! I missed out on our work's "family fun day" for picking pumpkins and things with the kids (I don't have any myself, but have so much fun with my coworker's kids) but am getting at least one, or possibly two, smaller sized pumpkins to carve and/or draw on this year. Hallowe'en is my ultimate favourite holiday!

Wendy the (Very Good Witch) said...

Ooh...loving all the pumpkin images. Can't wait to get myself to some farm stands in New England. And me thinks those Cinderella pumpkins are 'magic'....that's how that happened! ;o)

Magaly Guerrero said...

How bright and exciting! I can't wait to go picking!

Birgit said...

Oh, how I wish I could have come with you... I love all the photos -- thanks for sharing them all!

Thanks also for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog, Jen -- that's so very much appreciated.

Just in case you haven't seen it yet -- maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway . It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Hugs,
Birgit

PS: So far the tarot card deck hasn't arrived yet, but I will be sure to send you an email as soon as I receive it, okay? Don't worry about the shipping time -- I am just glad that you include me (and other international players) in your generous giveaways. And -- I know all about high postage fees. Germany is one of those countries with the highest postage fees. *sigh*

Misty said...

How wonderful to see all the veggies and the beautiful pumpkins!! Nothing says October like a pumpkin!!

Pallas Renatus said...

Sounds awesome. I can't wait until the farmer's markets here start selling pumpkins and squash in earnest; so much carving/cooking to be done!

Kallista said...

Pumpkins galore!! Love it, thank you so much for sharing these!

Ms Lilypads said...

I have got to get to the farmer's market tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love piles of pumpkins! Isn't it a wonderful time of year?

DARKWENCH said...

Those pictures look fantastic, I wish we had markets like that over here - though my Husband would probably be grateful or our house would be full of pumpkins!!!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures!!

)O( AJ )O(

Ms Lilypads said...

Thank you so much for the lovely package! It arrived in the mail today. I'm planning to send you a thank you package no later than Wednesday.

Meadow said...

Enjoy your blog. I believe I've also photographed those very wagon wheels!

bakingbarb said...

I love this post, I love pumpkins!

peggy gatto said...

what a wonderful market!!!!! I loved seeing your pictures! This year I grew my first pumpkins and got 3 beauties!!! First time. Now I can't wait until next year!!!
Have a great day!