8.27.2011

$2 Well Spent

For some reason, I've lived in this town for almost 11 years now and I just discovered on Friday that we have a farmer's market each Saturday! How could I not have known this?! So of course, I hied myself down there today (since Peter was busy helping a friend) and discovered why I hadn't heard about it - there were only four vendors.

However, I still managed to come home with a jar of white raspberry jam, sugar-free peach butter, two cucumbers, a HUGE zucchini for $0.50, a giant watermelon (to take to Peter and his friends), and {drum roll...} a $2 PUMPKIN!!!! {happy dance}

Not only that, but the folks selling the pumpkin and other produce actually run a farm not too far from us, and last year they grew over 4,000 pumpkins. I think I'm in love and I'm certainly heading out to their farm later this fall. What a good way to start off the week-end! Happy Saturday!

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Sorry for the grainy quality of the photo - I took it with the camera in my computer.


4 comments:

  1. Hi from Tucson! I love the photo -- you look so happy! That's great that you found a farmer's market, even a small one, and that you'll have 4,000 pumpkins growing nearby. : ) I'm looking forward to a photo of you in the middle of that pumpkin patch!

    Earlier you were talking about Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes as one of the joys of fall -- I totally agree. Do you know how to make them? I have an espresso machine, so I can make a latte -- do I just add pumpkin pie spice and sugar? I should experiment -- though I'll probably be horrified at the amount of sugar! Maybe stevia?
    God bless you, Carrie, and happy fall!

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  2. 4000 pumpkins? That sounds like about as close to heaven for you as you'll find here on earth... ;)
    Yippeeeeeeeeee

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  3. You have got to look on Pinterest for pumpkin decorating ideas. They have been popping up a LOT lately. Painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins, plain pumpkins...you can do just about anything with pumpkins ;) I thought about starting to tag you in a bunch of them lol

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  4. Sandy - I'll have to get back to you (in a later post) on the pumpkin spice latte recipe. Peter is actually the one that makes it and he does a really good job of it! :-) In case I don't get that post written soon, I do know he uses pumpkin pie spice and we use Splenda, made to taste.

    Molly - I think I want to be buried in a pumpkin patch when I die. ;-)

    Tiffany - I KNOW! I've been getting a lot of ideas off of Pinterest this year. Anytime you want to tag me, I'm fine with that!

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