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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!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/6/2013 12:50AM

    I was going to say you must have a really huge freezer but never mind

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/5/2013 9:51PM

    I don't think I'll post a comment here, since I sent you an email. emoticon
I understand how you feel about the fresh produce. I always keep stuff on hand to run through my little blender.

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PATRICIAAK 10/5/2013 4:13PM

    The fresh preserved is so much better than store-bought.

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KAREN608 10/5/2013 11:02AM

    A little bit of work now, putting things up, and a much happier winter/spring, eating the veggies.

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GABY1948 10/5/2013 10:25AM

    I HEAR ya'...our season is WAY too short! Have fun at the market!

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TINY67 10/5/2013 9:24AM

    I remember doing canning with my Mom.

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CBLENS 10/5/2013 8:25AM

    It's that time of year, been doing preserves too.

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/5/2013 8:17AM

    I have never tasted an Amish Watermelon. Is it real sweet? Lots of produce for sure. I had no idea you were 2nd in the state for Apples and Cherries. Sounds like a lovely area!

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