Thursday, October 22, 2009

Picture This - Abundant Harvest



Time is just slip, slip, slippin' away from me. I have so many blogs to visit, so many photos to get off my camera and into the computer, and so many posts to write. And all of a sudden I realized that today is the last day to enter this month's Gardening Gone Wild "Picture This" contest. The theme of this month's contest is "Abundant Harvest". When I first read that I thought "oh boy, have I got a slew of those photos". No, not from my incredibly prolific garden, ha! But from many of the farmers' markets I visit. When I travel, I love to visit a local farmers' market. It's a great place to see people and get to know a locale.

But my all time favorite farmers' market is the one we have right here in town. You see, I'm heavily involved in it, writing the weekly newsletter and occasional press releases, being on the executive board, and being all-around cheerleader. I believe this to be true - by working hard we volunteers have made a difference in our community and for our farmers.

So I'd like to introduce you to the fact that northern Louisiana has many beautiful peaches and peach orchards. In particular, these luscious peaches at the top of the post that came from the Dye's farm near Mer Rouge. Their white peaches are divine. During the height of the peach season we have three orchards selling their abundance in our little market! Needless to say, I've learned how to freeze peaches. :-)

Here's a few more shots I've taken over the last year and a half of the abundance at our market.

















I apologize if this was slow to load for you because of the number of photos. But I tell ya', I had a WHOLE lot more I could have posted!

15 comments:

  1. These are beautiful photos, Jean! All of them look like winners to me! There's nothing more tantalizing than a display of fresh produce. Looks like you have a wonderful farmers' market in your area. I never would have thought of Louisiana as being the home to great peaches--I've learned something new today.

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  2. Wonderful - I'm envious! The best peaches are the local ones - the best I ever tasted were grown in the UK on the Isle of Wight (south coast). Delicious. Sadly I live too far north and west to be able to grow them. But I can dream...

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  3. Such a delightful series. I think my favorite might be the shot of the woman's hand on the jars of preserves. Glad you made it in under the deadline!

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  4. Great photos - I'm particularly smitten with the one of the jars, although the peaches are making me very hungry. Our farmer's market ended a week ago. I'm not sure if they're out of produce, or nobody wants to shop in 40 degrees in the rain.

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  5. All the produce looks so good, I wish I could visit your farmer's market! The strawberries and the peppers look so fresh, like they were just picked today.

    Kathy

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  6. Wonderful photos! You must have had a hard time choosing one for the contest. Good Luck! Kudos to you for working hard for your farmers market! Great post. Carol

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  7. Good luck with your photo. What a great farmer's market you have. All the produce looks perfect.

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  8. Beautiful photos...I can just taste the peaches & nectarines!

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  9. Good luck on the contest. I love the one of the man's hands.~~Dee

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  10. Wow Jean, those are all prize winning shots! I love that you write the newsletter too. Way to go! Good luck on the contest too. I had almost forgotten about it, time is moving way to quickly these last few weeks.
    Frances

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  11. Oh, I think they look very edible. Great shots all.

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  12. Great photos Jean. I just love the woman's hand on the jams and jellies!
    Good luck! gail

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  13. Aren't farmer's markets the best? My personal fav photo is the peppers and eggplants combo. Yum!

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  14. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.I just had to go back on yours and look at your harvest pictures - not to mention the ones of the butterflies on flowers. You are a marvellous photographer!

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  15. Hi Jean

    just looking through your blog and I love it.

    Great photos

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