Some of you know how unabashedly covetous I have been this season of everyone else’s beautiful autumn harvests. While I was unable to put in vegetables of my own this year, I have nonetheless enjoyed the fruits of others’ labors in the form of tomatoes, onions, herbs, and more.
Over the weekend we drove out to a local farmer who sells eggs out of his driveway by the dozen. We’d never met the man before last weekend – in fact, it was sheer luck that we even found his little nook while out exploring one Sunday afternoon in spring. He keeps a styrofoam container filled with eggs with a little cash box near by. The eggs are always delicious.
When we arrived last Sunday however, we were pleasantly surprised to find an amazing array of vegetables and fruits displayed along the driveway in addition to the eggs. If PAL hadn't been there to stop me, I may well have come home with at least one basket of each item he had – which would have put me in the neighborhood of twenty baskets or more.
The apples, peppers, and lima beans you see here have been delicious. I'll have to add pumpkin pictures later when the sun rises. We came home with so much that I was able to divide up our catch among the neighbors and still have enough for a few meals of our own. Tonight: either chile casserole (a new recipe I found online), or chile rellenos (the ol' reliable).
I hope that you are all enjoying the autumn harvest!