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Old 06-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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I live in Maryland and am fortunate to have an Amish market here. They come down with their goods and are open Thurs. - Sat. I love their cheese and fresh butter. Their meats are also excellent. And I love the sweets.. yum shoefly pie! LOL

We have some good pick your own farms here. We just picked a ton of strawberries and I've been busy with jam, bread, ect. They sell lots of great local products as well.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:13 PM   #12
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I'm in Maryland also. We have an Amish/Mennonite farmer's market up the road and a lot of local farmers have stands down here. I also have a smal garden and grow tomatoes, green & yellow beans, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, squash and herbs (although this year it is looking pretty pathetic)
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:36 PM   #13
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Im on long island, about 1 (+) hour east of New York City. Whats great is that I dont live too far from the East end farms. About 15 minutes east of me are many " pick your own" farms, where we pick strawberries, black berries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers , eggplants, peaches, apples, pumpkins......depending on the season ( Lewin Farms) . They also have a market open from may - about thanksgiving, for those who dont want to pick their own. As you ride further east, you will see smaller, private farmstands, of people selling local produce, jellies, pickles...... Then a little further east is a goat farm which sells fresh goat milk, goat cheese, goat fudge..( Catapano Dairy Farm), The many Wineries. So, what is nice about where I live , is that I can travel an hour west and be in one of the most populated, modern cities, or , I can drive an hour east, and take a step back in time and have homegrown produce, homemade cheeses, Homemade fruit pies ( Briermere pies)

What is also nice, is you will pass, from time to time, a table in fromt of someones house, with potatoes, eggs... And a box there. Basically it goes by the honor system. Grab 20lbs of potatoes, and toss the $3 in the box.

Oh, I almost forgot about the Asparagus Tractor, sitting in front of someones house, filled with bunches of asparagus $3 a bunch, once again, by Honor system.

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #14
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how lucky you all are. we do have a farmers market on old main street one day a week.

lots of vegs. some fruit and bread.

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:59 PM   #15
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I live in Maryland and am fortunate to have an Amish market here. They come down with their goods and are open Thurs. - Sat. I love their cheese and fresh butter. Their meats are also excellent. And I love the sweets.. yum shoefly pie! LOL

We have some good pick your own farms here. We just picked a ton of strawberries and I've been busy with jam, bread, ect. They sell lots of great local products as well.
Oh, we have loved shoo-fly pie ever since we got it from the Mennonites in Iowa!
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