Today was a good day at the farmer's market! Well, first, it was a good day at my farm. The dogs and I picked more peas!
Of course, it was already very hot and humid first thing this morning when we headed for the garden! The dogs are never far behind when I harvest things from the garden. Sassy has even been caught stealing a little apple from the tree!
I shelled the peas this afternoon.
And that wasn't even all of them!
After a cool shower, I set off for the big farmers market in town. Saturday is the best day to go for the most variety. I got some sweet onions, and some peaches, some organic tomatoes and these!
Two of the three quarts I bought, all cleaned and ready to go.
I got these from the cutest young Mennonite couple. They couldn't have been older than early twenties. He could barely grow a goatee, let alone a full beard. But they grow their own produce and I like to support local growers.
I decided to make no-cook, freezer jam. It's so simple!
Very few ingredients needed.
A cup and half of sugar mixed with a package of no-cook freezer pectin.
Then you get to mash up the strawberries with a potato masher!
Add the sugar and pectin mixture and stir for three minutes.
Fill the freezer containers and get an extra jar for the fridge! Let set up for thirty minutes, then freeze (or stash for toast tomorrow!)
Give the bowl to the dogs for the pre-wash cycle! Everybody wins and a good day was had by all!