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Seasonal Eating!

Posted May 16 2011 12:21pm

The best produce is what you can raise in your own back yard! There is no  more gratifying and more basic activity than to grow your own food.  While living in our small apartment, my gardening is limited to this…

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With our limited space I chose our three favorite and most used herbs, basil, parsley and thyme. They should supply us through out the summer with fresh and healthy flavors. This year we are relying on our local Farmers Market as well as a CSA membership with Growing In Grace. It will be a few weeks until we start receiving our CSA baskets, but the Farmers Market has started up in full force!

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This is a photo of our Mississippi Riverfront Farmers Market. It is held every Thursday night from 5-7ish. This is a seasonal open air and indoor market providing fresh and local produce from the tri-states area of southeast Iowa, west central Illinois and northeast Missouri. It also features hand crafted products and local baked goods as well as live entertainment and activities for children. The photo below was taken last fall, but my favorite vendor is the Gerst Family Gardens!

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This week we came home with this this stash of fresh produce…

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We stopped at one of our son’s homes to pick-up something so we brought in our stash, laid it out on their table and shared bits and pieces with them!

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Can you pick out the rhubarb, asparagus, cucumber, radishes, yellow tomatoes, green onions, fresh dill, fresh spinach and salad greens, raw honey, kale, collard greens and organic eggs from free range chickens?

I immediately made a batch of rhubarb muffins. Here is my blog about them. And  now I have a fresh new batch of greens for our green smoothies. Here is my blog about this delicious and nutritious power drink. With the eggs and fresh dill I made our favorite egg salad sandwiches. Here is the blog about them.

Thursday night at the Farmers Market will be our summer tradition. Thank-you vendors!

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