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Farmer’s Market Goodies

July 29th, 2009

I was finally able to head to the farmer’s market last Saturday after not being able to go for a month (busy Saturdays working for our business). I found all kinds of lovely things to buy, including a lot of green beans.
Dexter thought they were wonderful cat toys that I bought for him. He stole a few and I found all 3 cats playing with green beans later that afternoon. No need to spend $4 on a furry mouse, a green bean from the farmer’s market will do. I’m guessing they would also love small turnips and beets.

Have you found any unexpected uses for produce this summer?

9 Comments to “Farmer’s Market Goodies”
  1. Mangochild on July 29, 2009 at 6:06 am

    This year has been about getting creative with my produce in preparations that I’d never have tried before. But with the odd growing season and nature of getting things gradually (some produce is “in season” only for a few weeks, then goes to make way for others) has made it a necessity. No unexpected uses like yours so far, though this post does make me think of when I was a small child and loved to simply bang on eggplant and potatoes for the different sounds that different produce made :-)
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Tuesdays Independence Days: Week 10 =-.

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  2. Chicago Mike on July 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

    No new uses, but some new foods and recipes. Made some collards with ham this weekend and a new green bean recipe that is just awesome.
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..REALLY Tasty Green Beans =-.

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  3. KitsapFG on July 29, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Still pretty much using the garden harvsts for food! LOL!

    Pretty cat!

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  4. Maureen on July 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Just found a recipe for Basil Ice Cream on the Diggin food blog (….sounds yummy and we have lots of basil!

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  5. Jen on July 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    My dog has an addiction to dried chicken filets and I’ve been trying to find a substitute treat. This morning I discovered that she loves fresh raw green beans. I break them up into one inch pieces so she doesn’t choke.

    Congrats on the ripening tomatoes – they look beautiful! Ours are still poking greenly along.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Waiting =-.

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    • Susy on July 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

      I make our dog dried sweet potato and squash chews, she LOVES them. I simply roast sweet potatoes or squash in the oven until soft and slice about 1/2-3/4 inches thick. Then I put on a drying rack in the oven set at 170 or in a dehydrator. They’re cheap healthy snacks for dogs.

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  6. pam on July 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I am sooo going to give my cats a green bean today and see if I can spread the green bean love!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Carrabba’s Italian Grill MDA Charity Event July 30 =-.

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  7. Allie on July 30, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Argo LOVES cucumbers. When I used to grow them in containers on the patio, he’d pick them himself and go lie down in the corner of the yard to eat them. It’s so weird what pets find interesting.
    .-= Allie´s last blog ..How The ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program Works =-.

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    • Susy on July 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

      Lucy loves eating strawberries, blueberries and raspberries right off the plants. She loves just about any veggies (except lettuce she only eats with a little vinegar).

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