Nothing beats fresh!  Fresh meat, fruits, vegetables and anything else you can get your hands on.  And, it’s getting to be harvest time.  Now, if you’re like us, you have a garden in your yard that is producing tomatoes, peppers, onions, beans and herbs on a daily basis.  With the weather being a little cool and a lot wet this year, it’s been an amazing growing season.  I found myself pondering yesterday how I was going to harvest a couple of tomatoes that are so deep in such a dense tomato plant that I can hardly reach in to get them without damaging the plant (our plants are literally about 6′ tall).  We eat what we can, give some away and it looks as though it barely makes a dent.  Now, everyone does not have the ability to have a garden (we are fortunate to).  But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the good organic fresh fruits and vegetables that are out there.  You can go to your local farmers market and get stuff there.  I saw peaches that looked like softballs the last time I was there.  Not only that, but it’s a great place to get local honey, oils and cheeses straight from the source.  Now, a farmer’s market will cost a little more than at the store, but think of it this way.  First, the quality of the food that you get is going to be so much better than it would be from a commercial farm.  No pesticides or chemicals in this stuff.  Plus, you are supporting local commerce and not the big box farms.  So, go to your local city page and find out when the local farmers market is.  They are usually on the weekends, but they are expanding rapidly.  Aurora expanded to 3 days this year at 3 different locations throughout the city.  Get the good stuff.

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