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Summer’s Bounty

July 16th, 2010

This time of the year is wonderful for eating fresh veggies from the garden. On Tuesday I went to my mom’s and we harvested a few of those Yukon Gold potatoes that we planted back in March. I harvested the rest of the peas, they’ll come out to make room for winter cabbages & broccoli. I also harvested some basil, a pepper, a head of broccoli and some Egyptian walking onions from my mom’s garden. I added all this bounty to the plate on my table where I keep all the harvests, which was only one cucumber and a few peaches I bought at the farmer’s market.

What a lovely sight it is after a long season of nothing fresh on the table! I think summer is my favorite fresh vegetable season, soon enough I’ll have some ripe tomatoes on my table! Hope this summer finds lots of fresh fruits and veggies in your kitchen!

What’s your favorite season for fresh fruits and vegetables?

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  2. Wanda on July 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

    There is nothing more beautiful than fresh produce! Late summer is my favorite when fresh clingfree peaches come in locally and there is plenty of sweet corn, luscious tomatoes and all kinds of squash and peppers.

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  3. Kim on July 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Pretty pictures! My favorite is fresh tomatoes, without a doubt!

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    • Kim on July 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Ok, it appears that I need to finish my coffee before I post comments.
      What season, you ask? That would be summer, not tomatoes!

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      • Susy on July 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

        I completely understand that! I rarely do anything before having coffee in the morning!

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  4. Turling on July 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Our first year of growing food. So far, only a few tomatoes, but they have been fantastic.

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  5. Amy on July 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Summer………although I am awfully partial to early fall for the apples……Don’t “real” blueberries taste wonderful…….They were another berry besides the raspberry I discovered I really did like…….when I had one fresh…….I don’t think the ones you buy in the grocery fresh taste as good as the ones from your own garden……

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  6. Sense of Home on July 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Late summer, early autumn. That’s when I get the largest harvests. Tomatoes, corn, squash, potatoes, carrots, and lots and lots of apples. By the time I am through harvesting and preserving these crops I am ready for winter.

    Your table of summer’s bounty looks beautiful!


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  7. Susan on July 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    It would have to be late summer – when everything is so lush and plentiful and you can gorge yourself on vegetables! Your first photograph reminded me of a Dutch still life – so beautiful. I also love preserving the bounty so that I can enjoy it all winter.

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  8. Wider Sky on July 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Now that’s a tricky one to answer…
    Spring – for the asparagus, the first crop of the season.
    Early summer for the first of the lettuce, broad beans and tender young herbs and soft fruit.
    Late summer for the spuds, the runner beans and everything else.
    Autumn for the apples, tomatoes..
    Who said I was indecisive?

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    • Susy on July 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      It is hard to decide, I always say my favorite season it the one I’m in at the moment, my favorite vegetable is the one I just picked, and my favorite flower is the one that’s blooming in the garden.

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  9. Laura on July 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    that is a hard question to answer, but i love fresh strawberries and peaches..but i also love pumpkin picking time… :)

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  10. mamaraby on July 16, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Things really do seem to be picking up in the garden around here. My husband took our kids with him to the garden (we garden off site given our lack of sun) and he had to give me a call earlier to let me know that the harvest basket was overflowing and he hadn’t even gotten around to picking the green beans yet!

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  11. Miranda on July 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I think Autumn may be best around here – lots of peppers and tomatoes, eggplants, and maybe some greens. I really can’t decide, as i love kale SO much which grows in winter here, and tomatoes and hot peppers SO much in the summer. I just like fresh veggies from the garden in general!

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  12. Marlyn on July 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Summer, for sure. Tomatoes and peaches are my favorites! See my blog — I picked some today!

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  13. Marlyn on July 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I should add though, that summer for us extends and extends! I have picked nice, vine ripened tomatoes through November and last year while we were traveling our housesitters picked them as late as JANUARY!

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  14. MAYBELLINE on July 17, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I think that you know by now that I do not like the heat of summer; but it’s definitely the season full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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  15. Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm on July 19, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Very nice pictures! I like the late summer when the ground cherries and cucumbers are ready and the squash is growing well.

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