Farm Fresh and Local Produce 8/22/09

I’ve got to admit, I’m getting a little bit wistful looking at pictures of produce from August. The weather has taken a definite turn toward cold, and this is just a reminder of a time when veggies were in their peak.

I think the first sign of the coming fall, even back then, was the first of the local apples.

Apples

Ditto with the appearance of tons of root vegetables, as the onion sets are finally full sized delicious onions.

Onions

And even the types of flowers you see changed – not sure exactly what these are.

Flowers

The good thing about the end of summer is that lettuce once again starts becoming plentiful. It doesn’t grow well in the most intense heat of summer, but as temperatures start coming down, it thrives.

Lettuce

I’ve got to say, I love the looks of the purple green beans, but just don’t “get” them. They turn green when you cook them, so what’s the point?

Purple Green Beans

I wasn’t as crazy about this year’s watermelon, either. I unfortunately had trouble finding ones that weren’t mealy.

Watermelon

Can’t stand okra, but love the looks of it. I wish it were a vegetable I could learn to love.

Okra

My favorite thing of all this summer (and every summer) – Sun Gold tomatoes. To say I kept my plant going here in my garden until I get every last tomato out of it is an understatement.

Sungold Tomatoes

Lots more weeks to catch up on. I’ll try to remember details, but at the very least, you’ll be able to see why I feel compelled to get up at the crack of dawn every Saturday morning.

2 thoughts on “Farm Fresh and Local Produce 8/22/09

  1. Ha! Anne's not a fan of okra either. Growing up, whenever I visited family in the south, they always prepared it breaded and fried after cutting it into little pieces. Almost like fried green tomatoes. I always liked it that way. ;) Might be worth another shot that way if you've not had it fried?

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