My oldest has been talking to me about buying local produce. It supports the local economy, fosters community. It's fresher....you know, all the good reasons. So I've been meaning to go to our local farmers' market to take advantage of all this good stuff.
I love to garden and I love fresh produce, especially right out of the garden. But I am a mediocre gardener. I usually plant a few tomato plants and maybe a couple other vegetables. The rest are flowers.
For years I have admired a garden I pass on my way out of our neighborhood. It's most of the yard, lots of vegetables and some flowers too. It's obvious that this gardener spends a LOT of time on his garden. It's organized, tidy, free of weeds, planted early and throughout the summer. Imagine my delight while walking by it the other day to see a small sign saying to leave your name and number in the box if you'd like to buy some of his organic produce.
Woohoo!!!! Would I ever! I went over there yesterday and bought some really delicious produce. I'll be by next week too, for sure!
Then I called my son and told him I had bought some produce that is even more local than the Farmers' Market. It's right in my neighborhood. He picked it off the plant while I was there!!
Loved it. What a blessing.