Day 241–What’s Fresh at the Market

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We still have fresh seafood at our farmer’s markets–yay!

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and for the first week, they have made an appearance at our farmer’s markets. Pumpkins!!! In August!!! Time for me to suck it up and realize that summer really is winding down. The good thing is football season starts this weekend in earnest with some serious NC college football. So, when one door closes, a stadium door opens. I guess I’m ok with that 🙂

Here is what you can find this week at our local, central NC farmer’s markets:

  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Grapes–scuppernog and muscadine
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Field peas (all kinds)
  • Field tomatoes
  • Hothouse cucumbers
  • Butternut squash
  • Acorn squash
  • Pumpkins!
  • Bell peppers
  • Green beans
  • Hot peppers–all kinds
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sweet potatoes
  • White potatoes
  • Corn (we’re coming up to the end of the season here)
  • Okra
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
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  1. This list is making me soooooo hungry. Pie Pumpkins? Carving pumpkins? Throwing pumpkins? What kind?! I’m so excite for fall. I can’t hardly wait. I hope it’s not one of those stupid falls when all the leaves fall in like 2 days and it goes straight from 95 degrees to a solid 42. I need two good months of 50 degree nights and 60-70 degree days.

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    • Me, too. I hate those falls where we go from a/c to heat with no open window time. The pumpkins we saw looked like small carving pumpkins–not the cute pie pumpkins, but not the ginormous freaks of nature either. I kinda felt bad for them. I mean it’s 96 degrees today. Nobody wants you today, you sad little pumpkin…

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