Saturday, October 5, 2013

Farmer’s Market

 

Lately I’ve been feeling like Autumn needs it’s own ‘tis the season.  I wanted to share some pictures from my trip to the farm market this morning.   What a gorgeous display of nature going on here.  The vegetables are expected, and really are beautiful on display as well.  But what catch my eye today was the show  that can only be described as “Harvest”.  God bless the men and women who take their time and effort to not only grow these beautiful creatures, but also cart them up to the farm market to sell.  The passion of it is evident in just talking to them!  

 

The first thing that caught my eye was a table of the most enormous cabbage heads and parsley bunches I’ve ever seen, and at $2 for a head, it was certainly a bargain!

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Who says Farmer’s don’t have fun? 

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Purple, orange and white cauliflower.  Imagine what a pretty salad that would make!

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Osage oranges?  I’d never heard of them, but they are supposed to be a natural spider repellant that people swear by.  I am going to throw a couple in the camper this fall and see if it works.  They are supposed to have a pleasant lemony smell once they begin to dry.  And they are pretty enough to put in a bowl and display too! 

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Zinnias, Sunflowers, and Asters oh My!  Such pretty bouquets for only $5!

 

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Fancy corn stalks?  Even the corn has taken it up a notch! 

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You say bokay, I say bouquet.  Doesn’t matter, either way you say it, they are stunning!

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I want my Mummy!  In every color and every size.  Such a treat for the eyes!

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Wait a second, I forgot to even get a picture of the pumpkins, and the gourds, and the straw bales, and the tomatoes, oh my!  And the guy smoking up all that bbq meat.  Man, that smelled good!  I suppose I will need to go back next week and do that!  I am so happy farm markets are so cool right now.  What a great way to spend a morning, walking talking, and enjoying the splendor of market.  If you haven’t been in a while, you should go!

4 comments:

  1. Is this market in Commerce Township? I looks like fun, and the price on those mums is great!

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    1. Karen, it's actually the Oakland County Farm Market in Waterford. I was there on a Tuesday and although there weren't as many vendors, I thought the prices were cheaper than on the weekend.

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