Friday, September 27, 2013

Double the Fun

Fall ushers in more outdoor activities.

The Food Truck Wars were here recently.
Vendors offered a variety of meals
from seafood to gourmet burgers to soft serve ice cream.

Even those with special diets were able to find something to eat.
Our town is small and fast food is king.
But from the turnout, I'd say things could be shifting.

Maybe folks are starting to wake up to the importance
of eating local, REAL food.
A gal can hope anyway.

Legoland had a display table there
with areas for the young to explore and build.

Forget the food,
the boy was  

Every other weekend, a nearby town, Lake Wales,
has their farmer's market.
It's a quaint little square 
with lots of Mom-and-Pop stores.
My friends Faye & Lynn sell their goodies there.

I paid them a visit.
On this particular day, they were selling herbs, okra and seeds.
In a few weeks time, 
they will have an abundance of fantastic produce to share.

Of course, I didn't know they were giving away 
free samples of pickled okra.
That just made the experience even better.
That's the way to reel 'em in!

Hope you have something fun planned this weekend!

We do not stop playing because we grow old; 
we grow old because we stop playing.
-Source Unknown


  1. I like that they provided vegan options! That's always nice to see. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    1. Yeah, I was really surprised to see that! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I'm glad to see options beside just the same old "junk" food. I've been on the road just a week and am already experiencing all the "gut" issues that forced me to switch to all organic foods. I'm so looking forward to getting home to good food.
    Love the lego guy.....I'm always amazed at the creativity some can express with such a simple toy!
    Have a great weekend, Daisy.

    1. I think that's one of the reasons I don't really like to eat out. Except for Chipotle's. I end up missing my own cooking! HA!
      Safe travels to you and I hope you get some good eatin' in on the way.

  3. It certainly does seem that folks are realizing the superiority of local, industrially non-contaminated food.I have to say that the pickled okra looks fantastic! I planted a lot of okra this year for that very reason, but my okra didn't do very well.

  4. Real food as a dream for all to want indeed. Do you know that in Essex, NY where Essex Farm from the book The Dirty Life is, they have 4 year-round CSA's? Isn't that amazing? Kristin and Mark have done such an amazing job educating the community that all 4 CSA's are successful which means most of the community is participating. I can't wait to have more land....I can't wait to try it ourselves. :)
    Looks like you had a wonderful time. And lego's, I can understand being in the zone, who doesn't like legos???? :)

  5. Wow, that's amazing! You will be doing such a great service when you start your CSA. Can't wait to read all about it. You are ambitious enough to make it a great success!


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