Friday, August 22, 2008

Harvest Time!

This is the BEST time of the year yet sadly summer is slipping by.Living in New
England,you are exposed to 4 distinctive seasons that truly make you appreciate each and every one. Ok,maybe I'm going a bit over the edge with putting winter in there but I will say, the harshness of winter makes you appreciate the spring, summer and fall ever so more.
When summer starts to end, there are particular tell tale signs. Skies are darker in the morning as well as earlier in the evenings.Late summer bugs are chirping in the yard, the sky is cloudless with the most brightest sun ever and dry clean air. The nights are cool with perfect air for sleeping.The best part is all the local harvests are spilling over. Early apples, peaches, corn, tomatoes, sunflowers, and fresh basil to name a few.

Today I stopped at one of my favorite apple orchards, Bolton Springs. They have a huge barn to meander through with the smell of apple pies and cinnamon candles. Lucky for me the apple cider donuts are only made on the weekends until September. (drool)
I got corn and tomatoes, fresh baked bread and ok, I cheated. An apple crisp already made there.

Tomorrow I will stop by Small Farm,another local farmers market and go pick my own
sunflowers and replenish the tomatoes I will have consumed in one sitting tonight just sliced with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.


kerrie said...

is that your house? i love it - especially the wood....and everything looks sooooo green out in your yard. everything here is so brown right now.
i want to see pics of your yard and garden :)

TriGirl Kate O said...

Our latest CSA share came with 4lbs of tomatoes. We're having a hard time eating all of them. Seems like every day I have tomato/mozzarella/basil salads. Luckily I can't ever get sick of that!
Nice to see that smiling face in the picture.

Pedergraham said...

Yes, harvest time is THE BEST! We have been having 40s here at night and some of the trees have started to turn. It's going too fast this year! Enjoy your yummy bounty.

Bad Brad said...

I wish my legs were that tan... My tanlines would be killer then!

Can you smell it? 'Cross is in the air!

Jamie said...

Nothing like apple donuts to make something so healthy into something completely fattening, except even more delicious.

I have been to Shelburne farm before, but I'll have to check this place out too.