Today was mostly spent dealing with the fruits and produce from the Farmers Market! Did I mention how much I loooooove being this close to the farmers market? When I was in FL, before I met dh I used to go just about every weekend to a flea and farmers market. Pretty much stopped doing that, because after we were all married and settled dh thought it was too far to drive, and too much trouble, and there wasn’t anything more local. So for like 12 years I fell out of the whole fresh fruits and vegi’s aaaaaallllll the time thing. For the past two months though I have been in absolute ~heaven~!!!!
So today I spent my morning slicing up, and pitting cherries for freezing. I think we had around three or four pounds of them, and at the time we got them they were soooooooooooo good, and everyone was eating them up, and then they went in the fridge, and that was that. Well, I cannot just let it spoil! So today I worked on that, and then on freezing some grapes also. Tomorrow I’m going to cube, and blanch, and freeze some zucchini and squash, just to see how it does. Might have to figure out how to can those though to keep them put up longer,
And I tell ya, my freezer is totally getting stockpiled for winter now. I have ears of corn, and green beans, and melon, and the cherries, and grapes, and peaches, and just about anything else you can think of to pop out, and add to a dish, it’s probably gonna be in there. 😛 I keep telling the farmer market owner guy that next year we probably won’t see him half as much once we get our own garden started. But this year, I think we are his new favorite customers! 😀
Next week we start our kale, and spinach, and garlic in planter pots! I cannot wait for some fresh kale chips, and our marinated kale stored up in the fridge every few days! Now here’s hoping the weather stays nice all the way through October, like people have been telling us! A little cold will be wonderful, but a huge snowstorm mid October (almost never heard of this far south in CO) would be horrible!!! But it did snow when we were here in April, so who knows what the heck the weather has in store for us!
I think the funnest part of all this sitting and chopping vegis and fruits is that, all the kiddo’s gather around to help here and there, and we talk, and talk, and talk! I’ve seen so many people posting back to school face book posts, and blogs this week, and how glad they are that they ‘have their quiet time back!’ I don’t think I would trade all the chatter and nuttiness around here for anything!!!! 😀