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vegetable stand

I picked up some corn just now. yesterday (I started preparing to post this entry yesterday, but it got delayed).

I chose it from the pile in the kids' wading pool.

I also got some kale

He sold them to me. My neighbor knows him; she used to work for him. He has a whole farm in another town; this is a satellite farmstand.


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Jul. 22nd, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
From farm to kitchen is always best!
Jul. 24th, 2015 12:08 pm (UTC)
Weirdly--and sadly--in modern life it can be a luxury for a lot of people. I'm glad it's an option for me! (And I feel lucky)
Jul. 22nd, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)

Nice stand!

Jul. 24th, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)
It is nice! And so close--a little over a mile's round trip walk.
Jul. 23rd, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
I love vegetables at markets - the kale glowing in the light is especially lovely. But what does "native" mean in this context? "Locally grown", maybe?
Jul. 24th, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's right: locally grown.
Jul. 24th, 2015 03:23 am (UTC)
I love seeing your posts about farm stands and farmers markets. Unfortunately, the prices at the farmers market here are higher than in the grocery store, so any purchases I make are splurges and cannot replace our regular grocery shopping.

There's one group that makes wonderful soap and salves that incorporates wild desert plants. Their prices are actually great, so I don't feel guilty indulging in creosote bush soap, which I think is so much nicer than anything store bought. They also sell really tiny jars of jams and jellies, which are lovely. Those are the true extravagance, but I usually bring one home when I drop by for soap.
Jul. 24th, 2015 12:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, creosote brush soap sounds amazing!

Yes, often produce at farmers markets are more expensive--we know why, but yes, it can be a problem if you've got lots of bills to deal with and only a few dollars to stretch among them. This guy's prices are very reasonable, though.
Jul. 25th, 2015 10:17 am (UTC)
Fresh corn is a wonderful thing! I'm still ambivalent about kale though...
Jul. 25th, 2015 05:49 pm (UTC)
Like a true hipster, I can say "I liked kale before it was cool." It used to be the cheapest green in the supermarket. No longer, though.

I always cook it in basically the same way: stir-fried with sausage, or with some sort of canned fish (like mackerel) and soy sauce. I like its texture.
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