Monday

Frugal Luxuries: Farm~Stand Bounty






Farm stand bounty...


a quintessential frugal luxury!














We've been visiting Al's farm stand for well over a decade.




I'm still in awe at the creative way he uses newspaper (above) to envelope the strawberries...keeping them safe during their journey home
(he added a trio of stemmed strawberries as a present :).

We hope you are enjoying all the frugal luxuries available during this bountiful farm~stand season!


Sending good thoughts and love to all.


Warmly,


Tracey and Family


x0x


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We always stock up on the fresh Roma tomatoes (above, right) whenever they're in season (and so well priced...at five for a dollar!).
If you'd like to learn a VERY SIMPLE SECRET for freezing these fresh tomatoes for future use just click HERE.

15 comments:

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Hi Tracy, that looks nice all the vegetables and fruits !

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thanks so much! The strawberries were deliciously sweet and the green beans tender and fresh. :)
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

diXymiss said...

Beautiful, yummy produce ~ and some reasonable prices too! No green beans in my little garden this year (pout), thanX to the weather.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

The prices are even better now dixmiss! These were taken a few months ago...at the start of the season...I've just had a few computer problems so have just now been able to post!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Mary Ellen said...

Tracie I love the old fashion fruit stands like this. You can hardly find them any more around here unfortunately.

My little garden is providing a nice little bounty of veggies and so I feel I have my own personal fruit stand in my back yard!!

Pray all is well with you friend! I am a bit melancholy realizing that summer is quickly passing and the birds and flowers will be once again silent for a season or two.

bee blessed
mary

Audra said...

Love the farmers market! I belong to a co-op where I get a majority of my produce, however a small organic stand has opened up just down the road, with the produce and eggs from their tiny farm and and another much larger farmers market on Saturdays at a galleria shopping mall. Who would have thought local grown produce available out side the mall?

Love the unique wrapping on the stawberries...it's nostalgic and give the feeling of extra special attention that you just don't get at conventional supermarkets.

Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my heart.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You are so right Audra...the farmstand...the personal service...the charming wrappings and the little extra gifts are just a wonderful throwback to a time when you know who was selling (and, in this case, growing) our food!

You're so lucky that your farmer's market sells organic eggs! Ours is produce only however, we are blessed with free eggs given to us by my dad's neighbor. She has four chickens who produce overabundance of eggs and she is so generous to share them with us from time to time!

Thanks so much for the nice note. :)

Love,
Tracey
x0x

Solange Honorato said...

Tasty things that the earth gives us.
Beijos Tracey.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello dear Mary Ellen...so good to see your name. :) Oh yes, I've seen what you can do in a garden and what a frugal luxury it must be to go out your kitchen door to gather food for a meal! We have only herbs and cherry tomatoes this year (the farm stands are supplying so much at such good prices) yet I find myself heading out there with my basket and scissors on a daily basis! Take care my sweet friend.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Very well said Solange...the earth does give up such gifts!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Storybook Woods said...

Oh the joys of living in CA. It makes me want to cook. Hope you are having a lovely summer . Love Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Clarice...oh yes...this wonderful climate has it's many gifts. :) I just visited your newest post on setting up your charming outdoor kitchen! It had me wishing you lived closer! I could bring all my farm~stand goodies over and celebrate the bounty with you...have a canning/freezing party. :) Oh well...someday perhaps.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Anna said...

Luxury, indeed! Beauty embodied.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Beautifully said Anna! I agree.
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Ingrid said...

Hi Tracey
Just discovered your blog through Pinterest- where I have been loving your ordered chaos pin board!
Love your blog and wish I lived near to Al's farm. What a bountiful selection. Love the wrapping of strawberries in newspaper. So simple and effective.
Looking forward to going back and reading more.
Ingrid x

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