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I stopped at a farm stand in Vermont after an amazing time climbing in New Paltz, NY this weekend. The prices were comparable to what I’d pay at the grocery store, so I was thrilled to pick up lettuce, cucumbers, parsley, mushrooms, and tomatoes. The lettuce is plain old green leaf lettuce, but it is such a rich, dark green…think collard greens color. The flavor is dark, a little spicy, and full (no watered down nothing taste here). I left the skin on the cucumber, and have enjoyed every bit of summertime taste captured within.
The salad that came from this haul tastes. That’s it. It tastes. There is no other way to describe it. I forgot what a good flavor comes from fresh produce. It’s nice to think of the vitamins, minerals and other bennies infusing my bloodstream thanks to the goodness of rain, sun, and rich earth. Finding, having the money to buy, and savoring fresh vegetables is such a special treat that I choose to celebrate by having second helpings of my yummy, yummy salad!!
Hope that this finds you all well…
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