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Saturdays are Market Days – Farmers’ Market, that is. I reserve Saturday mornings for going to the market and buying whatever is in season. I reserve the afternoons for prepping and freezing or even canning. Here’s a taste.
Berries! From left to right: sweet Bing cherries, blueberries & raspberries. The blue and red mixed when I dropped the bag as I tried to fit one more purchase in my big blue bag on wheels.

The first chore of Market Day this week: sort the mixed up berries. I nibbled quite a few. After this, I rinsed all three kinds of fruit and pitted the cherries. The blueberries are now in the freezer; the cherries and raspberries will be eaten by Tuesday.
Here’s the rest! From left to right, again: sweet corn, asparagus (the last of the season!), garlic, onions, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and lots of pickling cucumbers. You can tell I had a goal – pickles. The batch of fresh dill was on the deck; I bought it at the mid-week market on Wednesday.
I offered before and after for the berries: here’s the After shot of the dill pickle spears. It was a busy night, but totally worthwhile. Some time in the winter, we’ll appreciate the spoils of the summer. We won’t have to buy store pickles, a money savings. These will taste so much richer, too — being made from locally grown ingredients and made in my own kitchen.

Now that’s a Market Day I can enjoy from start to finish.

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