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Old 06-20-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Scored Some Cantaloupe from Cabot, and Some Blackberries
from a farm 20 miles South of Mountain Home.

Decided to replace the thread, and name, for what we actually discuss in it.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Scored Some Cantaloupe from Cabot, and Some Blackberries
from a farm 20 miles South of Mountain Home.

Decided to replace the thread, and name, for what we actually discuss in it.
I'm patiently waiting for the local grown green beans so I can buy several bags full and can them for the year. I still have a few jars left from last season. I usually buy all the okra one of the farmers has and freeze it for use in gumbos throughout the winter. The local nectarines will be out soon too. I heard many of those trees were affected by the late season freezes.

I'm growing tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapenos ,and green onions. I lost a lot of plants by planting them too soon and it got too cold. Lesson learned for next year. Nothing is getting planted till the first of May.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm patiently waiting for the local grown green beans so I can buy several bags full and can them for the year. I still have a few jars left from last season. I usually buy all the okra one of the farmers has and freeze it for use in gumbos throughout the winter. The local nectarines will be out soon too. I heard many of those trees were affected by the late season freezes.

I'm growing tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapenos ,and green onions. I lost a lot of plants by planting them too soon and it got too cold. Lesson learned for next year. Nothing is getting planted till the first of May.
We got our first locally grown beans last Sat at our very small, farmers market. We love the big farmers markets but head to the little one with only about 6 vendors in Gravette. Everything they sell comes right out of their fields. They usually have pictures of the produce growing at various stages. I also got beets last week but that is the end for the season. Now we are seeing tomatoes and squash. I am growing my own of both so will, most likely not purchase either from them. Well that depends on whether or not I can control the squash bugs this year.

Holly, we also lost a lot of our early planting. Usually it is safe, here in NWA to plant in early to mid April, not this year. It just means we will have to wait a few extra weeks for our first picking. I do have about 6 or 8 cherry tomatoes waiting to be picked. That and i have picked a lot of jalapenos. I did buy small tomato and pepper plants, they are not from seed. Oh, and I have lots of basil. In fact will probably make some pesto this weekend and freeze it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:06 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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There was, years ago, a small watermelon stand in Wesley (Madison County). You picked out a watermelon and put money in a bucket. Best watermelons I ever had.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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There was, years ago, a small watermelon stand in Wesley (Madison County). You picked out a watermelon and put money in a bucket. Best watermelons I ever had.
My wife can't believe places like this exist, even though we have been here for months.
She is from "the city" and places like that would be looted, even in good times.

We were passing through Gassville (just outside Mountain Home) and stopped at a BarBQ place for lunch. One of the side orders was Corn on the Cob. Now I have to go find a farmer market with some of that, because I haven't been able to get it "farm fresh" for many years. From WalMart is just not the same.

Also noticed, there was a bucket full of eggs, and a drop box
in the BBQ, and a sign said $2.99 a dozen. No one watching.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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There was, years ago, a small watermelon stand in Wesley (Madison County). You picked out a watermelon and put money in a bucket. Best watermelons I ever had.
Now I'm wanting watermelon.
We have a few of the self pay produce stands around too.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Now I'm wanting watermelon.
We have a few of the self pay produce stands around too.
wish we did.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Still got Cantaloupe from Arkansas, but now the little store I go to
has tomatoes and sweet corn from Arkansas too.

They call it two tone or bi-color or something like that because
some of the kernels are white. (I suspect it tastes the same.)

They also had peaches from South Carolina, but expect
to get Arkansas peaches very soon now.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Still got Cantaloupe from Arkansas, but now the little store I go to
has tomatoes and sweet corn from Arkansas too.

They call it two tone or bi-color or something like that because
some of the kernels are white. (I suspect it tastes the same.)

They also had peaches from South Carolina, but expect
to get Arkansas peaches very soon now.
yep, AR peaches should be here in another week or two. We are getting corn once a week or so. Actually we could get it everyday but that is too much for us. Once every week or two is plenty. Sat I will be hitting our local small farmers market. I know they will have plenty of green beans.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I have picked my first few tomatoes out of my garden this week. I'll be making my homemade salsa with my own tomatoes next week and I'm pretty excited about that. Jalapenos shouldn't be far behind. We make our own fresh salsa at least once a week. It's so good!
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