Since I wasn’t feeling very well this morning, my husband made a solo trip to the farmers markets – considering there were just a couple of items I needed, we both figured that it would be more sensible for him to go alone and take pictures for me.
Today was the last day for Worthington (the winter market will start in 2 weeks, in the Senior Center) and Clintonville. He hit the North Market first, however, and hit the jackpot at Wayward Seed Farm for the chioggia squash I was looking for. They were offering a really nice selection of unusual/heirloom varieties of squash.
And he brought me back a picture of one of the last holdouts of summer – sunflowers.
He went to the other markets as well – since I didn’t go with him, I’m not sure which picture is from where.
I’ve grown sweet peppers before, but never hot peppers. So I do know that this is some type of pepper plant, but have no clue which. Either way, it makes for a really cool and unusual looking plant.
Does anyone else think that this jack-o-turnip is as cute as I think it is?
My husband brought this pretty centerpiece home to me as a way of making me feel better about not going today. Isn’t he a sweetie?
These are just advertised as “ornamental gourds” and a quick internet search doesn’t give me any more of a clue to what they are than when I started. But they are rather unusual looking, aren’t they? My husband thought they were underripe giagantic lychees, initially.
Did anyone else make today’s farmers market about stocking up on local food for the winter like we did? What is everyone planning for Thanksgiving?