Saturday, October 05, 2013
I think another trip to the fruit market will happen today so I can get things washed, blanched and in the freezer.. Those veggies won't preserve themselves!! I may pick up an Amish watermelon too. Have not had one for years.
Everything at this place is locally grown, usually withing 50 miles or less. Michigan is a diverse farming state, from sugar beets to soybeans, to every berry you can think if and we are the second largest state growing apples, first for cherries. I did not realize until a few years ago that our Leelenau County wines are blue ribbon winners..
Michiganders know enough to enjoy fresh produce when we can since the season only lasts four months,, first local produce comes out of the garden in early July, ends in September!!
I really miss my huge 32 cubic foot freezer.. I downsized from that to a 14cf!!