Monday, August 19, 2013

Market day with camera...

Last Saturday, we remembered to bring the camera with when we went to set up at the Albert Lea Farmers' Market with Mom. She hauls a large white beast of a van up to the market twice a week with her homegrown, chemical-free goods from the farm. Fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers and free-range eggs that fly out of her van faster than our hands can hand them out!

We arrived Saturday around 7:30am for a 9am opening, staying until closing time around Noon to help clean up and pack the truck back up. Here are the snaps!






 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I wish I lived closer! Looks fantastic!

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  2. Wow. Absolutely beautiful produce! I'm quite envious I don't live closer to Albert Lea. :) It's also amazing what a couple hundred miles will do for growing things. I've picked exactly 2 summer squash and it's doubtful the beans are even going to produce anything. Kale, swiss chard and the peas are the only things doing well.

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  3. Those beans look amazing!! I just know that y'all are glad to be home...Life is Good!

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  4. Beautiful Vegetables Joe, what a labor of love. Wish I could buy some every week. I bet you are happy and glad that you have moved close to Mom and the Farm.

    Happy Days for all of you,

    Rita Hartjes

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  5. Oh, how I wish I lived close to a market that offered such beautiful produce. Now, I know why you are such a great cook, your Mom!

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  6. I love to photograph goods at the local farmers market. It amazes me how beautiful farm fresh produce can be.

    The good looks lovely and I'm thrilled for you and Jeff on this new endeavor. I can't wait to see what else you cook up on the farm!

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  7. Everything looks so beautiful! This time of year is so much fun. The harvest!! Can't wait to see what you're able to grow on your new farm!!

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  8. Hi Joe! I miss your regular blogging and all the fabulous food you make! I can't believe how much has changed for you...quite a busy year! So sorry for the loss of your father :( That's great you moved closer to your Mom...I'm sure she appreciates it. Hope you do a Christmas cookie post, I always look forward to that! Take care :-)
    Val

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  9. Hi just leaving a note to say I hope you are doing well. I hope to see you back blogging, we miss ya.

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  10. Just wanted to wish you a Happy 2014! Hope to have you check in and let us know how you are getting along in the Arctic North!

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  11. Hope 2014 is very happy for you! Miss your posts, and hope you'll be back soon.

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  12. Yes I do miss your posts... I was ill for along while so I have just gotten back to your blog.. I hope your very happy at Home again... I was wondering if you could possible be of assistance to me.. I am looking for a Blue Ribbon bread book by Margie C Jenson. From the late seventies.. Since you have a lot communication with others, is it possible you may ask here... If you can Thanks and Thanks again. If not, Thanks for your time.. Tanya

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  13. Diane in Nebraska3/14/2014 02:14:00 AM

    I don't know if you still read this, but just wanted to let you know that I still check periodically to see if you have decided to come back to us. I for one, really really miss you and your fabulous cooking. I was just recently diagnosed with celiac disease after many years of misdiagnosing and misery. I'm happy to say that the gluten-free diet has done its job and the worst of the digestive symptoms have subsided. As long as I completely avoid any gluten. It is an exciting challenge to learn to cook all over again. I've even gone through your recipes, finding main dishes to make food more exciting. Have not yet mastered baking, but give me time and I will. I hope the doctors have discovered the root cause of your problem and gotten you some relief. Please come back Joe, even if you no longer make the fantastic baked goodies. You had lots of loyal readers. I almost never commented but I was here at least a couple of times a week for several years. Good luck with your new life. Diane

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  14. I check every few months hoping you are back blogging. Sure do miss you... Hope all is well!!

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  15. Just thinking of you today while I'm planning our cookie tins. Hope you're doing well--I loved getting ideas from your blog.

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