Farm Country

Living in farm country has its benefits. I remind myself of this when I’m driving 15 miles per hour behind a tractor on a two lane road.  The little inconveniences are worth it!

I drive past beautiful farms on the way into town. Fruit stands are open throughout the summer, and our area is known for wonderful produce.  People drive from all over just to experience the pleasure of picking their own fruit.

Early this morning Brigette and I were off to the Farmer’s market in town.

Farmers Market Opening Morning

Every Saturday, throughout the growing season, the locals bring their fresh baked good, produce and flowers to sell.

Fresh Breads…

Fresh Breads

Fresh Pastas…


Fresh Pastas

California Strawberries…California Strawberries





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Fresh apricots…

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Fresh beets…

Fresh Beets

Pails of fresh flowers…

Buckets of flowers

Beautiful Gerbers….

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  These pink came home with me…

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Fresh honey…

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and the bees who made it! Brigette’s husband built the display case so we could all enjoy watching the bees work.    It was fun to watch! Bees

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It’s amazing this little area I live in.  Summer is the best time of year!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I’ll be eating my veggies!  Even Bitsy likes carrots but Chelsea hates them.  Figures doesn’t it?



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  • Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. - Love your post ! Awesome pictures! I love Farmers Market’s. Very fun! ooxx`jodiReplyCancel

  • Magnolia Bay Quilts - Oh, what a wonderful place. It seems like there are fewer and fewer markets in my area. I used to love going to places like that and picking out fresh produce. The older I get, the more I wish some things could stay the same.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - You are killing me….we get none of that here….ReplyCancel

  • ozjane - Oh some of that looks so tempting.
    Especially as we head for winter but we do have mandarins in season and that makes it worth it.ReplyCancel

  • pdudgeon - wow, that’s a great Farmer’s Market! wish we had something like that here.ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - looks sooo yummy. i’m a city girl…but down in south philly there is the italian market and its the best place around here to get some similar yummy foods!ReplyCancel

  • madrekarin - We have our state farmer’s market nearby but it lacks the charm of the smaller markets in Atlanta. My favorite is the Peachtree Rd. market held at a local church. Busy, beautiful and bountiful is how I describe that market. You have to get there early or pickings will be very slim!
    Thanks for this wonderful post. It will inspire me to get up early next Saturday and go!ReplyCancel

  • sewprimitive karen - Absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • The Quilt Shoppe - How beautiful! I think it’s time take a trip to your farmer’s market. It looks much nicer than ours.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - That was an awesome post! I love farmer’s markets and all that fresh produce! There’s nothing like living in the country!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine - Be still my heart! I miss the Fruit Stand we used to have in Danville on Crow Canyon Rd. (It’s probably a high rise now!)I’m trying a veggie garden this year…which should be a challenge in Bend! Thanks for making me drool…..ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Everything looks wonderful…I have to admit I’m a bit jealous…no farmer’s markets like that here in the desert!ReplyCancel

  • Qubie - makes me what to go to our farmers market. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Great photos Anne. Try Chelsea on green beans. The vet said carrots have too much sugar. We add about half cup of green beans to the dogs food to give them quantity but not calories. They love it.(we just microwave frozen ones till they are thawed but not hot)ReplyCancel

  • e4e823l - Our great to have fresh food that looks so good. All we get is shipped in and spends days in transit before it hits the grocerystore.
    Thanks to Pamkittymorning for the tip about the greenbeans for doggies. I didn’t know that. Will add it to my Me Me’s diet.
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  • Anonymous - Your pictures are so fantastic. What camera are you using? SueReplyCancel

  • dotti white - Anne…thanks for the pictures of the farmers market. Ours is just starting to get filled with fresh produce. It is always beautiful as it is set up by the salt water bay and so you enjoy the light breeze, the wonderful smells and everything else that goes with the farmers market. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • - hi, yes farmers markets are great! Yes the bees are fasinating to watch. my brother lives in queensland and keeps bees. once i went with him to 'pick up a swarm' ,I had to hold the box on my knees in the car!! got a real buzz out of that!! sue~n.z.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - We have a similar farmer’s market in Modesto. For some reason, everything just tastes better than the produce you get in the grocery store. Love that little bee honey bottle!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Boy, it looks like the perfect day. But where are you and Brigette??? ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Hogan's Adventure - Anne-My hubby and I were there too, it was great!!!! Your photography is awesome, makes everything look that much better. Oh did you try the raspberries, yum, yum, yum….we stopped at the Hoggan Honey Place too, even had a bee flying around….ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Great photos!!! Thanks for a fun morning.
    Tell Thimbleanna that you didn’t take pics of me because I’m in denial about how fat i am and when i see a picture, it triggers a near death experience!!

  • Carrie P. - Great photos! All the colors in nature are just like a quilt.ReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - Your photos make me hungry and craving fresh fruit and vegetables! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona - What a lovely market Anne – I also love living in a rural area – It is so much better than the hustle and bustle. Those strawberries look divine.ReplyCancel

  • a good yarn - It looks like Paradise and probably tastes like it too!….Ann :)ReplyCancel

  • Helz - Lucky Girl Indeed to be so close to such Fabulous Markets Anne !ReplyCancel

  • Boyett-Brinkley - Awesome place!ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - Oh Beckman's! I love Beckman's German Farm Bread soooo much… I order it from their Santa Cruz bakery and have it sent UPS to me. Now to get UPS to send me your Farmer's Market!

    My count down has begun for the next basket! T-minus 7 minutes. And counting.ReplyCancel