Every single time I see someone using fresh ingredients from their garden, I regret not planting one this year! My mom has been telling me about my grandparents’ garden which is just blowing up this summer and I’m so jealous. I ache for those sweet, crisp tomatoes, those succulent, bright zucchinis and all kinds of other crunchy veggies. She told me that they just canned 22 dozen ears of corn last weekend. 22 DOZEN!!!! Holy. TITS!!! That’s a lot of organic corn. Thankfully, my family is coming down to visit us soon and I’ve already got an order in to my grandpa for some string beans, some tomatoes, zucchini and corn.
We wouldn’t have been able to have much of a garden though because we don’t have a whole lot of space at our new place. I have planted a couple of herbs in planters on our little 5’x8′ patio area, but that’s about it. So we have to resort to going to the farmers market. Not a bad thing though! It gets us out of the house on a Saturday morning and burns some of Arlie-girl’s energy as she’s meeting lots of other doggies. This farmers market is great because it has all the stuff you want, but then it also has several booths that have unique veggies that we’ve never even seen! How cool are these donut peaches? Combining donuts and peaches? Oooooooh yeah! (note: this is not actually a cross breed between donuts and peaches)
One of the booths that we never miss is the Full Quiver Farm booth. We’re going to be doing a full blog post on this farm soon because we like it so much! Full Quiver Farm offers fresh meats that you can pre-order from animals right on their farm. We have ordered everything from grass-fed pork to fresh eggs and everything is delicious! More about that later.
There was a new food truck there this weekend and it was like a godsend because we have been searching for good ice cream around here for weeks! It’s so weird living in a beach/vacation town and not being able to find good ice cream, but we have tried everything we can thing of. Everyone does soft serve or like slushies or milkshakes so thick you’re basically sucking soft serve through a straw. We were SO happy to see this truck! Fresh made every day. Antibiotic free. Hard pack ice cream. Yesssssss! We had coffee cookies and cream and it was delish. Not too coffee-flavored, more just creamy and cookie-y. Yum. Also, did I mention that we went to the farmer’s market before we ate breakfast, so this ice cream was our breakfast… We’re adults, we do what we want. Arlie-girl even got a little bite of ice cream. Her daddy spoils her!
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