I am headed to the Farmer’s Market today. “It’s time to make the donuts”….I mean It’s time to make the pickles. My garden is not producing the cucumbers I need this year. Mostly because I haven’t planted them yet! I tried to grow them last year and ended up with strange looking and bitter tasting cucumbers that make me believe there are some serious soil nutrient issues going on. And I don’t have the energy to try an “fix” it. And besides, the Farmer’s Market is so much easier and more fun.
I have been working like crazy over the past couple of months and I am finally taking a day off! Wish I had bigger plans than I do but somehow I think I will enjoy my day and I’ll start it off (after many leisurely cups of coffee) with a trip to the big Farmer’s Market. There was the cutest mini Farmer’s Market near where I live in Summerfied that was open every Saturday morning and I loved to zip up there and get my tomatoes and gorgeous “country” flower arrangements for my house. But I am sad to say that the Shop “Dwelling” who hosted the market is closing it’s business and so too the Farmer’s Market is no more. :(
So I guess it’s back to the Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market in Greensboro…the “Big” one for me. I am looking for perfect pickling size cucumbers and some great tomatoes since my plants haven’t started producing quite yet. I have lot’s of green ones but they haven’t turned red yet. I might pick up some green beans and whatever else looks nice. Oh, and today is Blueberry Day….need to get some of those too. And a bouquet of flowers would be nice to have for the weekend. I’ll let you know what I find. :)