Monday, July 14, 2008

I am in vegetable heaven

Oh, boy oh boy. Living in Maine all those years denied me what is becoming a true pleasure: buying fresh local veggies at a farm stand.

We have our weekly Farmer's Market, which is great. Last Saturday I chatted with a great gal who wears funky hats while touting her baked goods and introduced me to her parrot. How can you beat that?

But for the in-between Saturdays, spur of the moment purchases, there's no place like Mr. Littleton's stand in Comer. He has an outdoor section covered by a metal car port roof that is usually filled with cantaloupes and watermelons, This year he has a brand new air conditioned enclosed shed.

I stopped in and was thrilled once again to be in the realm of choice, local, fresh fruit and veggies, at low prices. Peaches! Yellow squash. Zucchini. Red potatoes. Eggplant. Sweet potatoes. Tomatoes. He had much more to select from but that's what I bought.

The growing season in Maine is so short. I think life is too short to miss out on garden goodies. Mmm, think I'll mix me up some veggie hash...


maggiegracecreates said...

I fixed a salad last night of cukes, squash, and other assorted veggies I had. Added lemon pepper chicken cut into bits.

this morning I had a few slices of smoked cheese and some fresh watermelon

Wonderful ------

Elizabeth Prata said...

goodness, that does sound fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Poverty has been one of the factors that helped me eat better. you really watch what you eat when you have to. I am down 25 lbs so far btw.


Elizabeth Prata said...

Yay! Good for you Chuck! A hard way to go but everything works for the good.