Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

16 August 2008

Harvest Time

I so love this time of year here in Indiana as all the fresh garden produce is in abundance. This morning some friends and I went to two Farmer's Markets and also a Herb Festival. Look at the gorgeous stuff I bought............................

Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, peppers,cucumbers and sunflowers. I think I 'll make a fruit salad with the berries and add some spearmint from my garden. My mouth is watering...................

There are many Amish communities in this part of the state and they have the nicest, cleanest gardens around and some of the best produce are grown by them. This Amish lady had fresh salsa for us to taste but she was already sold out of it for the day. I did get some of her beauteous sunflowers though.

The Herb Festival was in Wabash. It is held in a real nice little park and has turned into an annual event for us. Here is Carolee's booth. She was lucky and got to set up in one of the old log cabins in the park. I purchased her book 'Herbal Beginnings' and am anxious to read it but will wait and take it to the beach on our vacation in a few weeks.

I also bought a vintage book by Adelma Simmons from Caprilands in Connecticut. I had the privilege of meeting her and visiting Caprilands before she passed away. I also got some rosemary fruit square mix and mint chocolate tea cookie mix.