It is veggie harvest time. This photo was taken this morning as workers were picking broccoli on Charles Churches' farm in Valle Crucis...
I visited a couple of Zionville friends yesterday. As I sat upon their porch sipping sweet tea and chatting with my woman friend, her man slipped two huge grocery sacks filled with cukes, zuchs, taters, pole beans and yellow squash into the back of my Jeep. My friends have a garden and this is the time of year when they are no longer enamored with the bounty, and are in fact, overwhelmed.
As my friend said when I caught him in the act:
"I picked bushels of squash yesterday and I swear today they reappear seemingly more prolific than the Japanses beetles or bunny rabbits. For goodness sakes, Marie, please get rid of this stuff for us."
Tough job. Anyone out there close by who wants a couple of veggies?
Want something else along the same lines?
Click on the beautiful blushing tomato on my sidebar to see what is available this week at the Watauga County Farmers Market then go to visit Alanna's new digs and see easy, innovative ways to cook your locally purchased produce. (Hope you had fun at Blogher, Alanna!)
And for those of you from not here, my sincerest sympathies...The temps today reached 84F. Tough temps for a hillbilly, but beats the heck out of the 102F temps off the mountain. At least our constant breeze felt downright good...
For that comment I'm sure I'm going to freeze to death in January...I just couldn't resist.