Fall farmer’s markets—not just gourds and pumpkins

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Fall is my favorite time to go to a farmer’s market.  It’s not hot or overcrowded, and the stalls are filled with interesting produce.  In the fall the markets get creative, you never know what you’ll find…last week we got Chicken Vindaloo, a few beautiful hollowed out goose eggs, and a pumpkin made out of felted wool along with our bags of tomatoes and onions.

This season has a way of reminding us that time is slipping by.  I managed to miss quite a few markets this summer, but I’m making sure to get to every one this fall.



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    Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    September 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I just adore going to the farmers market! It looks like you have a jackpot of a market in your town!

    I love the swan neck gourds! They look fantastic with a big orange ribbon! Oh, and the apple cider donuts . . . mmm mmm mmm!

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    Sue/the view from great island
    September 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Darby—I forgot to mention that we learned they are called swan neck gourds (or squash, I can’t remember), aren’t they great? It really looked like a herd of swans there on the table.

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    September 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful photos, Sue. But I confess, I love seeing all the pumpkins, gourds and squash this time of year! (And cider and donuts too!)

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    Sulpicia (III)
    September 21, 2011 at 6:18 am

    What are those Dr. Seuss-like vegitables 4th from the bottom?

    Everything looks amazing!

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    Linda A. Thompson
    September 21, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Terrific photos! I saw so many things I want!

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    September 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I could make a job of going to Farmer’s Markets. The one you attended looks wonderful. I love the mini white eggplant in the egg cartons.

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    September 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, wow! Amazing colours! I love going to farmers’ markets! I especially loved those white eggplants in the pink/mauve egg carton! Don’t you just love those tigerella tomatoes? I find them so tasty!

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    September 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm


    Your farmer’s market looks fantastic…your photos are gorgeous. The colors, the angles…so pretty! I think I would like one of those cider donuts and a cup of coffee while I strolled through.

    xo annie

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    Yummy Mummy
    September 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    WOW your farmer’s market looks A-Mazing!