Normally, August isn’t a favorite month of mine. By now, I’m sick of summer, the bugs, humidity and heat. But this year August has become the month of good eats! Last week we went home for a few days. Along the way we stopped at several roadside produce stands. The first one was the best. The seller had a nice table set up with the produce reasonably priced and it was all on the honor system. See the jar on the left side of the table? Just put your money in it, take change if need be and you’re good to go! At this one we bought some fresh brown eggs ($1.25 a dozen!), tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. A little closer to home we stopped at another favorite of ours and bought more of the same things plus some jalapeno peppers. This is the kind of stuff you gotta eat until you get sick of it, because the season for super-fresh produce is way too short. Get a load of these prices! On the way back to the cabin we stopped at yet another roadside stand and got some sweet corn, zucchini and fixins for fresh salsa.
Another wonderful thing about August is blackberries and there’s a great crop of them this year. Jim went out and picked a quart on Sunday. We had some on our cereal and froze the rest. Yesterday we decided to go check on another spot and we each picked a quart. The mosquitoes were as bad as they get and even though I was wearing a layer of Deep Woods Off I had plenty of bites on my arms and legs. Our tomatoes are getting close to being ripe, so we won’t need to beg the neighbors for some of theirs this year. BLT’s anyone? One more good thing about August is the following month is September! Yeah! Cooler weather, football, fall color, pumpkins, squash and all that wonderful comfort food. Bring it on!
Linked up to Tammy's Photography Spot "Behind The Camera".