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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer's Bounty

Other people's gardens are bountiful. Not mine!! We had a cool, rainy summer and I have to face it.... I don't get enough sun for veggies. My two rows of green beans yielded 1/2 qt. I have yet to harvest a tomato. The nice fence my husband put up to keep out the deer and bunnies worked just fine. However, the squirrels and chipmunks are stealing the green tomatoes like crazy. They leave them half-eaten all over the yard. The bonus? the flowers are doing very well.... best ever! So, I learned something. I will return to my CSA next summer.

In the meantime, our "honor system" fruit and vegetable stands thrive throughout the region. Most allow you to make your own change! I have included pics of my favorite nearby stand. Also pics of a tart cherry cobbler and early apple pie I made recently.

1 comment:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That pie and tart look delicious. I don't think that honor system stands would work in suburban NJ, but I saw them in Vermont this summer. I hate it when we get to that point when the farmers markets end. Happy Autumn.
♥, Susan