Thursday, July 16, 2009

Backyard Vegetable Market

Sparky and I love us some local Farmers Markets. Luckily, there happens to be a new little Farmers Market open during the week on Thursday evenings. Every once in awhile, Sparky and I enjoy a little leisurely bike ride down to this Farmers Market after work for a little gander at the local produce.

Tonight, there was a random hail storm in the area during rush hour. Afterward, the weather was so nice and cooled down. I wasn't up for a bike ride this evening so we decided to drive to the Farmers Market this time. To our disappointment, the storm that had past a couple of hours prior had detoured the farmers from their marketing.

I was sad...

...Until we got home and realized we had some decent vegetables on the vine that we could pick! Sparky planted some vegetables before the Summer and we've had a meager supply of large tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, and squash.

So, tonight we were our own little Farmers Market and that is just grand in my opinion.

I love our simple life. I just do.

Our fig tree in the backyard. We have yet to delight in one of these little gems, but the time is coming soon. I can sense it. Plus, there is one little fig that is starting to change color. It's kind of obvious.

Our squash planted in hay bales. Yes. I said hay bales. Sparky actually planted watermelon and cucumber in the dang-o hay bales, but the squash is the only veggie that seemed to get along with the hay. Although some fresh cucumber would have been UBER swell, the squash is pretty darn awesome.

Everything else planted in pots. We picked everything and then I thought to take a pic. Sorry. But before this photo, there were tomatoes and banana peppers.

Our veggies for the evening.

Do you want to know what we are making with these tonight for dinner? Yes? No? Don't really care? Well, I'll tell you anyway. We are making veggie sushi!!!! YUM-O! We haven't done it yet, but pics will soon be in the making. I will share them with you soon!

Of oourse I have rice. As if I would ever let it run low.

Keep on Keepin on.

1 comment:

Blondie said...

Yay, what fun! You'll have to email or text me where the local market is...I'd love to start going in addition to the big one!