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My next door neighbor just brought me a big bag of very fresh, local cherries  AND a big bag of local peaches ........ what a treat!  Are you enjoying any local fresh fruits?
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Local fresh fruit season - hurrah

posted at 7/20/2013 1:50 PM EDT
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My next door neighbor just brought me a big bag of very fresh, local cherries  AND a big bag of local peaches ........ what a treat! 
Are you enjoying any local fresh fruits?

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posted at 7/20/2013 4:09 PM EDT
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Lucky you....
The only fresh fruits I get are from the store or if I happen upon a "farmers market" I may stop if it is convenient. 
I would love a basket of fresh berries..raspberries would be good or possibly blackberries.  
Our old house the property was surrounded by berry bushes and I would take a bowl out and pick until the mosquitoes drove me away. They never made it into a cobbler, crisp or a pie as I would sit and eat them. 

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posted at 7/20/2013 4:10 PM EDT
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Ah, I remember looking forward to summer and fresh fruits and vegetables when I lived in the Midwest. Now that we are in California, we have something available all year...a special treat! Right now I've been inundated with tomatoes from my garden. Even the neighbors are tired of my "gifts". lol

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posted at 7/20/2013 4:16 PM EDT
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We have some at out farmers market but priced high

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posted at 7/20/2013 5:13 PM EDT
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Verlee -- lol lol lol - If I were your next door neighbor you could not give me enough tomatoes ......... I'd be sneaking over there at night to get MORE. 
I love tomatoes more than cookies!!

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posted at 7/20/2013 6:36 PM EDT
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Nancy - I too love tomatoes - the "home grown" ones are the best.  One of my favorite summer meals is fresh corn on the cob with fresh tomatoes.  My first tomato growing season with our newborn daughter went so well that I was almost swimming in fresh tomatoes.  That September we were moving and I didn't want to leave my tomatoes behind, so I picked all of the ripe ones and had them sitting in a couple of buckets on our kitchen floor. My husband was loading up the car and we had our daughter ready to leave, the house was clean, all we had to finish to load up were our precious daughter and our tomatoes.  Well, she had been quiet for a while and we'd been busy, to make a long story short - we turned around and there she was covered in tomatoes, the floor and the walls (as far as she could reach) were covered in tomatoes, it was a mess!  All we could do was laugh and give her a quick bath while the other one cleaned up the mess.  That is the last time she ate a tomato - to this day she can't stand the taste of a fresh tomato!

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posted at 7/20/2013 6:59 PM EDT
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Cheri - I grew up on a farm in very rural, back woods Missouri.  Mother grew just about every bite we ate (cows/beef , chickens/eggs, pigs/pork, house garden and truck garden).  A mid-summer treat for us kids was to be given a salt shaker and sent to the garden.  We crawled along finally getting every tomato we wanted.

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posted at 7/20/2013 10:02 PM EDT
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We have been getting our fresh produce from local farmers in the area.They have road side stands here and also out at our area flea markets.I just had a huge slice of Watermelon,it was very sweet.I also love tomatoes and could and do eat them everyday all summer long.Another favorite is fried green tomatoes,these are so good! I look forward every summer to this treat.

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posted at 7/21/2013 9:42 AM EDT
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on the way home from the steak place the other day (about 40 miles )     a farmer and his wife had a big wagon pulled around to their driveway full of watermelons     we stopped and had the man pick out 2 for us for 5 bucks each
my g.s. took one home  and a couple days later my cleaning lady came by to help me cut up and pkg mine
 ( she takes most of it home with her)to our great surprise   it had yellow meat         neither of us had ever had one          but it was so sweet and juicy              at that time my g.s. happened by and saw it    tried it  and loved it but told me not to tell his dad because he wanted him to cut into a surprise also

my c.l. has shared home grown tomatoes and eggs squash peppers etc when her other friends share with her
I too love fresh tomatoes w/ salt and pepper
fried green tomatoes came late to my taste buds, because I had never cared for them, also fried okra

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posted at 7/21/2013 12:50 PM EDT
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We go to the "Farmer's Market" every Saturday, rain or shine.  This week we came home with some beautiful and very tasty peaches, sweet (as opposed to hot) yellow banana peppers, a few good looking tomatoes, and a quarter peck of Kirby pickles.  Most of those will be made into two different cucumber salads.  I like mine with a vinergar dressing, and Hubby prefers his with sour cream & vinegar.  Guess I'd better get busy so they will be ready for dinner tonight!

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posted at 7/22/2013 12:53 PM EDT
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Yesterday I picked my first green beans of the season.  Also got cucumbers and a couple tomatoes.  I think I may have said I picked
2 quarts of blackberries in my back yard!  I love growing my own stuff because I know it hasn't been sprayed with poison.

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posted at 7/22/2013 4:41 PM EDT
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There is a peach orchard about 45 minutes from here that raises 23 varieties of peaches.  We love peach anything.  Haven't made any jam this year from them because we end up eating them all before I get around to making a pie or turnovers or anything else!

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