Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Traditions


Fall Traditions

Today, I spent some time enjoying one of my fall traditions. I love to go to country stores, farm markets, nurseries, and fruit farms. I especially love to find new ones - but today I went to one that is fairly new, but that I've been going to for a couple of months now.

It's called the The Covered Wagon...and it's owned by a German Baptist family, I believe.
They have lunchmeats, sausages, baked goods, pickles, relishes, jams, home grown vegetables, and now mums, and pumpkin, gourds, and squash.

Here, you can see the "covered wagons" - each little wagon has some specific group of things, ie., veggies, or snack foods, homegrown popcorn, breads...that kind of thing.

By the way, do you see the fudge on the counter to the lower right? Homemade fudge. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, snickers, Mint, Pralines and Cream, Sugar Cream, Vanilla, Chocolate Nut, and the list goes on and on...the only real danger of coming here. Thankfully, the price prevents a pig-out.

The outside looks like a very nice barn!

Here's a few of the mums, gourds, and pumpkins...but they had a whole field full of mums, and a big area filled with all kinds of pumpkins.

This picture doesn't do the pumpkin area justice...but you get an idea.

As confirmed by the sky in the above picture, it's been a dismal, humid kind of day. The kind of day that makes you want to do something instead of stay indoors looking out the window at the gloom. So since I was looking for a few pumpkins and some new jam (there's is some of the best!!), my dd and I headed on over to take part in one of our traditions.

By the way, I didn't end up with jam...but pumpkin butter! Oh, yum. We had rolls and pumpkin butter with our soup this evening.

Saturday, we're going to go on our Apple Tradition...and celebrate our 31st anniversary while we're at it.

Check in with Fall Festival tomorrow...just click on my title...it should take you there!


1 comment:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The market is cool. I like the "covered wagons".

You've mentioned fall festival again, which reminds me that my husband and I plan to go to the Yankee Peddler Festival in Canal Fulton. Remember I said that we were about 3 1/2 hours east of Canal Fulton? If you are in the Dayton area, you are also about 3 1/2 hours away but west of Canal Fulton. Canal Fulton is a little bit south of Akron. The weather isn't looking too promising this weekend; however, we still plan to go. The festival is open rain or shine. BTW we are celebrating our 11th anniversary this weekend :-) So both of us will be celebrating this weekend!