Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Joisey Tomatoes And More

Today we picked up a load in Southern New Jersey and drove through a lot of rural farmland.  Lots of farm stands lined the roads, everyone selling basically the same stuff - Jersey tomatoes and blueberries, peaches, watermelon, cucumbers, squash, corn, flowers, etc. 

I tried to take a picture of this one, Murphy’s Farm Market, as we went whizzing by, but my camera was cold (from being in the icebox interior of our truck) and when I hung it out the window, the heat and humidity (OMG, the humidity) fogged up the lens, so this was the best I could do.
We couldn't stop at this one because we had an oversized load (no unauthorized stops allowed), but in our travels we try to stop at local farm stands whenever we can.  I love getting honest-to-God local stuff, grown within miles of where it's being sold.

And everyone knows nothing compares to a real garden tomato.

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2012: A Very Gradual Climb
2011: Out With The Old, In With The New
2010: Urban Rest Area
2009: Within Striking Distance
2008: An Island Of COWS, Lobsters, And Girls In Imaginary Prairie Dresses
2007: Freakin’ Ewww!
2006: And People Say All The Good Ones Are Taken
2005: Ahhhhh, Bahston

1 comment:

MAE said...

Reminds me of the stand that was where we lived in upstate NY...nothing like just picked produce...