Monday, August 4, 2008

Farmer's Market

Rise and shine, it's market time!

Did you know, that supporting your local farmer's is good for the local economy, the earth and even your health. If you buy local, you stand a better chance of produce being grown with minimal pesticide and the flavour is "so" much better. Every summer, behind a picket fence, grows my favourite veggies. Nothing beats the taste of homegrown vegetables. So, if you can't grow your own veggies, may I suggest the Farmer's Market. :)

Rebecca Tonqueray wrote in her book, Simply Green: The seasonality of fruits and vegetables is something that should be respected and relished as a way of encouraging us to vary our diets as the year goes by and Tracey McBride wrote in her book, Frugal Luxuries: If you long to eat well yet spend less doing so, cultivate the art of eating by the seasons.

Now, I would like to show you my Farmer's Market quilt.


This was my first BOM and it was free.

Juicy Red Tomatoes

I could eat nothing but tomato sandwiches all summer.

Spring Seedlings

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis



Bakery Box


Some fresh flowers, from the market.

Zucchini

I like the name of this block. Strawberries for Karen

My favourite block.....Blue Ribbon Pies


Oh, can you taste the sweet corn?

Eggplant

Yummy Jams

Sweet Cherries

How about a fresh baked peach pie?

I'll take two please!


I just read in a magazine about Big-Stitch quilting. Maybe I will give it a try on my Farmer's Market quilt.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen
  

7 comments:

Fiesta said...

you did a beautiful job on that!

rachelgriffith said...

i LOVE your farmer's market quilt.
don't you love pat???

are you going to be doing her new bom???

Roseanne said...

You have been very busy making this quilt .It look great..

rachelgriffith said...

i saw your farmer's market quilt on pat's blog today.
congrats!!!

pennyquilts said...

The Butterfly Garden from Fons & Porter is on my to do list as well - wallhanging size too! I've enjoyed reading your blog - nicely done.

Penny

Fiesta said...

wonderful!

Healthy Home LLC - GO GREEN said...

Your quilts are great.