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!