It's mid-June and we are starting to see results from our efforts in the community garden. Today I harvested the first of the green beans and beets. They will grace my dinner plate tonight.
On Monday, UHM and I drove out to Afton, VA, to pick sweet cherries. I drove out there again today because, apparently, nearly 18 pounds of cherries wasn't enough. I picked another 9+ pounds today. I've canned jam, cherry butter and whole cherries in light syrup. I'm waiting for the last batch of cherry butter to cook down right now.
Tomorrow I'll be making bread & butter pickles. Those are one of UHM's favorites and my mother happened to send me a terrific recipe for them.
What wonderful item are you harvesting or getting from your farmer's market right now?
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