In the Amish community near me, two men who are brothers-in-law (or is it brother-in-laws?) . . forget that . . Daniel and Ellis run the produce market. It opens around Memorial Day and closes the last Saturday in October. Daniel’s sister and Ellis’ wife, Mary, runs the general type store which is not exactly close to the vegetable market and down a dirt road which was extremely bumpy after all the rain we’ve had. She doesn’t close for the winter. With today being the last Saturday in October, we had to make a trip up there. First stop was Mary’s store. Then to the veggie store, then back to Mary’s store because my dad wants a gallon of honey and we thought we could get one at the veggie store and we thought Mary only had pints of honey but when we got to the veggie store, they had no gallons so we went back to Mary’s to get the pints but she had a gallon in the back. In addition to the honey, here’s part of what we got.
Noodles, Blackstrap Molasses (this stuff runs a close second to sweetened condensed milk in my book . . love that stuff!), cranberry beans, roasted unsalted peanuts, roasted salted peanuts, yams, apples and wild persimmons that we picked from the side of the road. Not pictured . . we bought 100 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of sugar, butternut squash, acorn squash and some weird shaped one that I’m not sure about.
This is the persimmon tree we found last year. Look at that blue sky! Today is an absolutely gorgeous day . . temps in the 40’s this morning; 50’s this afternoon; one of the prettiest days we’ve had in weeks!
I’d like to say I’m going to sew this afternoon but I think cooking, knitting and reading are on the agenda.