Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rainy Sunday

I love rain, but I think NY didn't get the memo that it is August and still summer for a good 50 more days! Despite the rain, I travelled with a few friends to the next town up north for the local farmers market. Don't I sound so rustic? 'The next town up north' - it's true. A good 20 minutes to the next town. I never want to live here permanently!
The farmers market here is probably the best I have ever been to, besides the one in Hawai'i. It has different offerings - no tropical fruits but everything else pretty much. All varieties of greens, peaches, plums, donut peaches, berries, currants, apricots, etc. Apples will come around next month for sure - the number of varieties is stunning! In addition to the produce, people come and sell locally made breads, cheeses, homegrown flowers, honey, and some fresh fish and cuts of beef. There is a lot of variety there for the amount of vendors (maybe a dozen or so tents). Even with all the rain we had, there was a large turnout. 

A few of our professors from school were spotted at the market as well. One is a farmer and I spoke to him about my externship and his farm's turnout for the season. He said there was a blight for the tomatoes and potatoes this year, making them super scarce! 

I walked off with a muffin from a local bakery and a quart of these delicious apricots which I have been craving for months ever since I smelled their essence in the sweet olive trees of New Orleans!


2 comments:

Patti said...

Being born and raised in California, you probably don't know that a lot of other climes get rain year-round! Growing up in the midwest, I don't remember NOT getting rain throughout the summers! We live in a desert here! Anyway, those apricots look amazing! My mouth is watering...

Aubs said...

yeah you're right I guess! just weird to get used to :)

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