Friday, July 1, 2011



I am no exception, so my daughter and I made a trip to the local Farmer's Market today. 
Is this not a sight to behold?

We arrived early Thursday morning just after everything was displayed and ready for sale. 
Even if you didn't want to purchase anything the sight of all the colors intermingled was a work of art.

We enjoyed seeing Heirloom Tomatoes.

I had never seen a fifty pound sack of peanuts.  I am the city girl who thought potatoes grew on top of the ground.
The first person I ever saw digging potatoes was Sweet Old Bob. I smarted off to him that I thought they grew in mesh bags. Hey, from then on he knew what he was in for!

We passed up these. Didn't have a need for these!
Did you guess it? They are pig's ears. Ugh!

You name it they got it!
The following is what we brought home!
Blackberry preserves, three types of eggplant, California Pink, heirloom tomatoes,

Purple peppers, S. C. peaches and raw peanuts.

I will be sharing my recipe for 
deep fried Julienne Cut Eggplant .
Shelled Butter Peas.
Of course we will be making
 good ole southern "boiled peanuts".

Later, I will sharing some of the meal/s 
we prepared with our bounty!
Hope your enjoyed our outing. Please leave a comment if you want some peach cobbler!

I am joining these lovely ladies for their parties. Please link back to them for more inspiration.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What well presented fruit and veg :)

Miss Char said...

Ginger, your farmers market looks like a good one. We have lots of them around this time of year and our main one in the city will be moving to an indoor building next year as its outgrown its current location. Thanks for sharing your beautiful market this morning.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun market, I'd love to have a garden ripened tomato! Can't wait to see your recipes! Happy July 4th Weekend Ginger:@)

Martha said...

Love farmer's markets!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Ginger that's some farmers market! Everything is displayed so beautifully, can't wait to see your recipes! Happy 4th, Martina

Diann said...

Oh Ginger, you know I am a lover of Farmer Markets and just seeing all of this gorgeous bounty makes me smile! I love to see all the amazing colors and have so many wonderful choices! thank you for joining TTF and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Jo said...

WHAT? pigs ears!...Hey to our sweet Savannah Granny and family so happy to see this post, and even more happy to see yall enjoying yourselves.
Be safe, don't take NO falls, and bring-it-on-back!
Can't wait to see the mouth-watering dishes yall whip up.
This farmers market is fantastic, wish I was there and hands on!
Happy 4th to you and yours!
~Hugs thru the loblolly's and over the hills and thru the valley's!

Beth said...

Ginger, That is a beautiful farmer's market. We'll be going to ours tomorrow. It's always fun; my favorite part is the people-watching...and the dogs...everybody brings their dog to the farmer's market. I wonder if those green tomatoes you showed are ripe? I've never been a fan of fried green tomatoes...but then, I've never tried them! lol
Hugs, Beth

CAS said...

I love Farmers' Markets. Unfortunately, we don't have them in our current town. They are in abundance in the soon-to-be new hometown, but generally through the winter months - AZ runs on a different timeline! The best Farmers' Market I ever went to was on Coronado Island in San Diego. Went a couple of times with our son when he would buy for his restaurant. It was spectacular!

Brandi said...

That is one beautiful farmer's market. looking forward to your recipe.

Terrie said...

I love farmers market overseas. They're colorful and lots of varieties and so fresh as well. Pity that we're in Hong Kong do not have the goodies as yours.

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love the farmers market in Savannah I went there last time I was in town.

I am hungry and that all looks good(trying to loose weight)

The Sage Butterfly said...

Absolutely amazing! So much harvest, so much to eat...your photos are great! Happy 4th!

Shirley said...

Looks delicious! I was just thinking of all my recipes while scrolling through your photos. By the way, your header photo is amazing!

NanaDiana said...

What a visual treat, Ginger. Beautiful!! I laughed about your potato comment. Did you think that you milked a cow by pumping its tail? xo Diana

Laura Wilkerson said...

you just save me that peach cobbler and some egg plant! YUM!!! I would have took all those peanuts home...i'm a sucka at those farmers markets!
I hope you and Bob have a wonderful 4th!

Chatty Crone said...

That is one heck if a great market place - wish I had one like that.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow, Ginger, that first picture actually made my mouth water! All those veggies look so fresh and your photo captured the color so well! I have never heard of fairytale eggplants. And you are right--those pig ears are gross, but I have a big chocolate lab who would have thought she was in heaven if she found them! Have a happy 4th. Linda

mississippi artist said...

I love a farmers market! Of course the only vegetable I never liked was a beet-anything else I will eat and eat...A friend recently brought me a bag os S.Carolina peaches from her trip and my word I think they have all other peaches beat hands down! Wish I had some right now!

Farah Muzaffar said...

What fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables are... the tomatoes are so tempting and i love sweet potatoes too ... very interesting tour Ginger
visit me when you can

Babs said...

Ginger that looks like a wonderful farmers' market. There is one near us but I haven't been in ages. Looking forward to your recipes and wishing I could be in Savannah to visit your market.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I sure have been behind huh Ginger? Oh well, I am catching up now before I go on vacation. What wonderful looking fresh produce. I wish we had a market close by like this. I would love some peach cobbler too please.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love the farmer's market also sweet lady. Im always geting tomatos big boys !!! for soup !!!
I hope you have a Great Weekend.
XXOO Diane

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