Sunday, September 7, 2014

Markets and Festivals

 We headed out early on Saturday to go to a country market and a festival.  The country market was our first stop.  This is my berry guy.  He carries the best berries I can find anywhere.  He had lots of nice corn too.

 So many booths to visit.

 There was entertainment too.

 Fall was showing up everywhere.

 Dealers had their pumpkin on.

 Zucchini, beets, beans, peppers and lots of tomatoes.

 And the first fresh, unpasteurized apple cider being sold by the Amish.  I bought my first gallon.  There is nothing like unpasteurized apple cider.  I will spend the rest of Fall trying to find sources for it. It tends to sell fast and is rather illusive.

 We passed this beautiful farm when we were on the way to the festival.  Click for a loser look.

 I bought wonderful kielbasa and smoke hot dogs from a market vendor.

 These might be the last of the Chambersburg peaches.

I bought these wonderful berries from the berry guy.  These are the largest blackberries I have ever seen.  I wanted to make one last blackberry pie but these are too good to eat anyway other than right out of the container.
Here is a scale shot.  They make the nickel look small.
Wonderful white corn and it was delicious.
 On our way home, we saw a sign that read 'apples for sale'.  We drove down a lane to find a young boy, maybe 7 years old, selling the apples he had picked that morning.  I asked how much they were and he said 5.00 a bag.  I assumed it would be a small bag but he handed me a garbage can sized bag.  I only took about twenty but what a buy!
Oh....and one last purchase at the market...these were the only pumpkin for sale and I bought them all!  Tomorrow,  I will show you the festival we attended.