Monday, March 31, 2014

The Story of Southwest Florida in Three Panels


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21 comments:

Malyss said...

This post should be showed in economy schools!

SRQ said...

I love to see the little roadside fruit/vegetable stands around here. By the way, a tip of the hat to the Huskies making it to the Final Four. Now…Go Gators!

Kate said...

Times change, and the changes wrought are not often pleasant. Despite the onset of big business, we still maintain a thriving farmers market in many cities. Hope that never ends. Love both Santa Fe's and St. Paul's outdoor markets. During the summer in the Midwest, I visit ours every Saturday, whether I need the produce or not, wearing a hat and carrying an umbrella. . .pretending. Ah, my fair lady.

Tanya Breese said...

these are the best!

Lowell said...

We have a couple of "Farmer's Markets" here. One is open on Thursday mornings in On Top of the World and the other is held on Saturdays in the downtown square.

The roadside stands are always iffy as some of these folks buy their products from wholesalers and they are neither "local" or "homegrown."

We have found that our Sam's Club offers the best produce and the best fruit at the best prices of any place in the area. Weird, heh?

Luis Gomez said...

Farmer markets are great. We have a lot of them in DC.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Farmer's markets are making a comeback.

VP said...

It is always good to see places like these!

Sharon Anck said...

A nice ripe cantaloupe would taste pretty good right now.

Halcyon said...

I love roadside produce, but I often wonder how much of it is really "locally" grown...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with all above.. long live the market gardeners! Nice looking cantaloupes :)

RedPat said...

Farmers markets are popular here but are much more expensive than the supermarkets making it difficult for people of limited means to use them. it is a real quandary. One would think that most produce in Fla would be local.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, agree with what the others have written! I do miss the wonderful farmers market in Seattle! It was incredible -- expensive, but incredible! Hope your week is off to a great start, Jack! Enjoy, but stay out of trouble!!

William Kendall said...

We have local farmer's markets here as well that emphasize produce from within a given radius, usually a hundred miles.

cieldequimper said...

I'll pass this one though unless I find something other than melon.

Kay said...

California was like this once. What didn't turn into housing became mega-farms. These days some boutique grower operations are trying to take hold but open lands and open space are more and more rare.

Dianne said...

Road-side fruit & veg ~ always a delight. Did you try some if those juicy watermelons Jack?

Randy said...

I like that old tractor.

Michelle said...

The best produce comes from those roadside stands.

Bob Crowe said...

It's the local way of life. We sure do like the fresh corn when we visit my in-lass in Kansas. I wonder, though, how long this will last, what with development and climate changes.

Laura. M said...

The collection and sale;)
a hug.