And one thing this family definitely loves is that bees are pollinators! We wouldn't have nearly as many tasty fruits and vegetables without all the hard work of the bees. Do you think maybe Theresa goes a little overboard on the weekly fruits and veggies? Because we have family visiting it's a little more than usual, but not by much.
Theresa's favorite place to get fruit and veggies is our local farmer's market. And her favorite grower is definitely Ken's Top Notch Produce. Depending on the time of year, Nectarines, Asian pears, grapes, pluots, persimmons, cherries, and more.
And Ken is really nice too. He always lets the kids help with the fruit. While everyone else shopped, Ian and Alli got 5 boxes of grapes onto the table for sale. Kinda tells you how long it took them to shop doesn't it?
Making sure to place them gently.
That's a bunch of grapes Ian.
Rita and Theresa picking out their favorites.
Looking elsewhere in the market for persian cucumbers, and T is very particular about the ones she gets. They have to be skinny and short, so we'll all look through to find enough to fill an entire bag. T and the kids will eat them straight.
And in the end, they ended up with about 40 pounds of fruit and vegetables! Oh my! That weighs just a little less than Ian!
Over at Sam's Club, we'd get a bit more fruit and vegetables. And look at that, a Black Cat. Today happens to be Black Cat Appreciation Day too.
Back at home, we laid out all our bounty on the table. Wow that's a lot. This week we'll have:
- Lychee Grapes
- White Nectarines
- Mango Nectarines
- Flavor King Pluots
- Super Sweet Pluots
- Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow, and Orange)
- Grape tomatoes
- Persian Cucumbers
- Honey Crisp Apples
- Bartlett Pears
- Spring Mix
- Baby Carrots
Mmm. Korean Honey snacks.
Thank you honey bees!