I like to place garden benches in amongst flowers but have never dreamed of putting one in say, the raspberry or pumpkin patch. Friends often ask if I sit there of an evening and read – I have, but only twice to meditate on life. Both benches have been curbside finds. Thoughts of peace and calm flow over me with only a nod in their direction, I don’t have to actually sit in them. ‘Tis odd.
Another thought that is more of a conumdrum for me is the need for bags in packaging and transporting produce. There was a time prior to all these plastic and paper bags; I think it was still in my lifetime, imagine! I have a REAL problem buying extra plastic bags when I know we’ve worked ourselves into thinking that they are necessary. In my youth, banana & palm leaves made excellent wrapers as did newspapers. It would be wonderful if everyone brought their own bags in order to humor me and to help out the environment in one small way. I guess we don’t want to lose customers, that isn’t the point!
Steve started our trajectory into a farm market off site! He came home content from Saturday’s presence at the farm market in the Mountain Lake park. We will try and continue having a stand there, so if you are short of produce by week’s end, stop by for a visit. We appreciate everyone’s support of local farmers!
The heat index this past week was close to being unbearable! The true worth of the produce we sell has not been set, I’m sure many of you realize that. Steve and I are the volunteer managers of this enterprise.
Looking at the harvest that is coming in each day you should have a very nice selection of cherry tomatoes and a couple of slicers. Yeah! There will be plenty of juicey, crisp cucumbers as well. Look for more new potatoes, basil, parsley, yellow beans and maybe other shades, onions, carrots and mature dill.
I’m making my first batch of dill pickles today and dreaming of creative ways to enjoy cucumbers and to share the winners with you!
New Potato and Cucumber Salad
1 lb new small potatoes, cooked & cooled 2-3 T olive oil 2 T wine vinegar 2 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp honey 2 cups cucumbers, diced 2 T green onion tops, snipped salt and pepper to taste