Saturday, July 7, 2012

Locally Grown Club at Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods started a program last month, Locally Grown Club, to support the local farmers by pre-selling boxes of their produce. We got our first box Thursday from the Yadkinville NC store (thank you Mike in produce) filled with a great mixture of beautiful produce. I shucked the corn last night. It's been ages since I've done that. This program may just get me back into cooking again! Blueberries, watermelon, eggplant, potatoes, cabbage, corn, collard greens, beefsteak tomatoes, grape tomatoes, yellow squash, and green onions. I signed up for this program because we got a late start on our garden (although it is beginning to produce now -- squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes so far) and I thought these boxes would fill in at the beginning of the summer. Also I thought it was a great idea for Lowes Foods to do this. 

Congratulations to the local farmers and to Lowes Foods.

Our garden -- the squirrels steal our ripe tomatoes!  We have a truly amazing volume of chipmunks and squirrels here.  It has turned out to be not too hard to keep the rabbits out of the garden but the chipmunks and squirrels are another matter altogether.  Deer get into the garden also but haven't bothered things particularly so far.  

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