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Summer just started, and it's time to enjoy the bounty of the land at the local Farmers' Markets or Coops. I was just at the Columbia Farmers' market and got these deals: a bushel o yeller crookneck squash $5, 3/4 bushel o maters, $5, 3 cantelopes fer $1, and 15 lbs of Vidalia onions fer $15 (expensive, last year they were 50 lbs for $15). The peaches were outrageous, due to the hard freeze the SE had, at $16 per half bushel basket. Local Silver Queen corn, unsprayed, which is headed to the grill tonight, was 4 per $1. I looked, but did not find jalapeno peppers, usually around $5 a small case, to pickle in mason jars fer beer drinkin.
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. I looked, but did not find jalapeno peppers, usually around $5 a small case, to pickle in mason jars fer beer drinkin.
You are truely a maniac!!

Pickled Jalapenos and beer??? Ouch, lethal!!!

How was the corn??
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You are truely a maniac!!

Pickled Jalapenos and beer??? Ouch, lethal!!!

How was the corn??
Delicious.....sea salted and buddered up!
post #4 of 13
Hey Mainiac!

What about those home-grown tomatoes??? For the last 2 weeks been pickin' some creoles and better boy tomatoes everyday! Insalata Capresse (lots of basil) is my favorite summer dish! Probably get gout from all that cheese.
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Hey Mainiac!

What about those home-grown tomatoes??? For the last 2 weeks been pickin' some creoles and better boy tomatoes everyday! Insalata Capresse (lots of basil) is my favorite summer dish! Probably get gout from all that cheese.
ragin we're focusing on flowers this year....we usually grow maters and peppers but the freeze scared the fool out of us......to give you an idea of how bad that freeze was, there are hardly any skeeters here yet....
post #6 of 13
WHOA! The freeze was during Easter!

Heard y'all got fire blight real bad, peaches not so good this year?
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WHOA! The freeze was during Easter!

Heard y'all got fire blight real bad, peaches not so good this year?
comprex 90% of the peach and apple crops were destroyed by the freeze....personally, my pecans, pears and figs were nixed. Kills me because in the summer I become a vegetarian fruit.
post #8 of 13
Why are you buying jalapenos at the market?
I grow my own in a pot on my patio. Better flavor, Beautiful plants, and easy to maintain


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Why are you buying jalapenos at the market?
I buy both those and cubanelles at market; they're too generic to devote space and attention to, particularly in the quantities consumed. Grow the stuff I can't buy for $2.99/lb: Italian Roasters, Italian Fryers (blunt tips, milder), Corno de Toros, Anaheims, Banana Supremes, Chocolate Beauties, Aconcaguas, Romanian Rainbows, Hungarian Blacks, garden salsa, fish, mexibells, mirasols, Numex Big Jims, spanish spice, bunch of others I can't remember at the mo'.
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I grow my own in a pot .......
I had to read that part twice.
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I had to read that part twice.
Ha, sorry to disappoint.

This is my "potted" garden from two years ago. This year it is a little different, but still as full as ever.
post #12 of 13
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flower power.....

trekchick some years we have planted lots of peppers and 'maters.....am I getting lazy? Prolly. The state market is just so cheep....we are cultivating more flowers this year.....
post #13 of 13
I bought some Blue Potatoes at the Farmers market last week....a little nutty flavor, some nice vitamins and fun for my 3 and a half year old.

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