Friday, October 1, 2010

I'm in Love

When we were up at the family farm, they had to make a delivery of produce to one of their client's.  I tagged along because they told me that there was a good farmer's market along the way. Upstate New York is renowned for many things, among them is Maple Syrup.  I had to get my hands on some good New York Maple Syrup to bring home.  At the farmer's market, there were two vendors that were selling syrup.  Note to self, scan the tables before buying because I ended up buying syrup that was more expensive at one vendor than the other one was selling.  Oh well.

The other thing that I was looking to buy was some local honey.  Luckily, there was a vendor also selling honey, so I picked up a big jar of amber colored honey.  Oooh, I can't wait to try it in my mint tea.

When you are in NY State, you can't be in a farmer's market without at least one vendor selling NY Apples!  I didn't buy any because we recently had gone apple picking.

At the farmer's market, there was a vendor selling garden markers.  Aren't these cool?  I'm so cheap frugal, so I couldn't justify spending $3-$6 on one marker.  I would have needed a whole bunch of these for the garden, so the cost would totally add up.  Maybe I can make my own?

My mother-in-law saw another farmer vendor there she knew and we went up to her booth to talk to her.  She is a cattle farmer, and was selling cuts of packaged beef.  She had with her these two Labrador Retrievers and I instantly FELL IN LOVE.  They were so adorable!  Look at that paw!

Completely sweet and soft.  She said they were for sale for $50 each.  Do you think my husband would find out if I tried to sneak her home?  Awwww.


  1. Buy one marker at a time. That's what I do with the expensive antique purple bottles that I luv....

    Great market and cute pup.

  2. UMMMM farmer's market stuff, honey and a puppy! Is this heaven!?

  3. The garden markers are cute! Are they made out of cement?

  4. Hi, just found your blog through a link on "We arent here for the grass"-Biddi Lee's blog.
    You actually can make your own markers. There is a kit you can buy called "Poetry Stomes" that has forms and letters, numbers. You can get small buckets of cement mix/dyes from Home Depot/Lowe's. It really is easy, and fun. My favorite are 3 bricks I made that say "My Produce Department" when you first enter my garden.
    PS Lived on Scarboro Ave/Abbot for about 6 months 33 years ago...has the neighborhood changed?

  5. On the other hand, think of how many markers you could get for the price of one puppy, lol. I'm cheap too! :)


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