Friday, September 08, 2006

Jersey fresh vegetables ...

On the way to and from the retreat we stopped off at a fresh market off the NJ Turnpike, just after one crosses the DE Memorial Bridge into the Garden State ...
I must say, the corn was simply delicious. And freshly picked too! At an unbeatable price! So, who says the New Jersey is just, well, concrete and d--n Yankees? :-D [ducks quickly]

 
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4 comments:

Heather said...

I was born in Jersey and spend a portion of my summer there practically every year. I will forgive you, oh southerner, for your misconceptions about one of the greatest states in this nation. All you need now is a little salt water Taffy, Johnson's popcorn, and a day at the shore. The true Jersey experience. And Iowa has nothing on that corn.

Gashwin said...

I know I know ... it's continued revenge for that d--n Yankee remark from a few weeks ago ... :)

assiniboine said...

Alas, you will discover as I do in Australia that while farmers' markets in temperate climates have fresh produce to make your head spin, it's only on offer for three months of the year. The highlight of my week is the weekend markets here in Brisbane and while the strawberries are available year-round instead of only in June as on the Canadian prairies, there is a price to be paid for their ubiquity: they're kind of mediocre.

I suspect that there must be some sort of theological metaphor to be drawn out of this.

Gashwin said...

Yeah ... leaving the "tropics" of the Carolinas is going to force a lot of adjustment ... climate being the big one! :)