Friday, July 14, 2017

Fresh Fruit in Season

It is so interesting and tempting to go to the grocery store or the Farmer's Market for fresh fruit to eat and preserve.  Fresh fruit is such an integral part of nutrition.

The only fresh fruit that we have growing now on the Back Forty
are figs and we have to share them with some of the birds.

We have a small fig tree against the garage window.  It is easy to bend the branches to reach most of the figs that are high up.

The tree gives some shade.  It is the first tree to loose its leaves in the fall and it is the first to put out new leaves in the spring.

Both red and green grapes are available at the grocery store at a reasonable price. My husband tells me that we have muscadine grapes maturing on the vines that he planted a few years ago  We have neglected the grape vines this year:  we didn't trim them but let them grow wild.  The weeding has been minimal, not to mention the feeding  I don't believe that we will be making any vine or preserves  any time soon.  The grapes below are from Lucky's Market

Cherries are also available in the grocery store at a nice price.  They may have to travel a bit to get to Florida but sometimes that cannot be avoided.  It is interesting that some stores let you know in their ads how far some of their produce have been transported.  

It seems that bananas are always in season and they are so sweet and rich in potassium.  My husband cuts them up over his oatmeal and I prefer to peel them and eat them.  I am sure that kids will like a peanut butter sandwich with mashed bananas instead of jam.  It makes for a good change.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Continue to have a great summer.  Enjoy the fruit but be sure to wash them first.  And drink plenty of water and use your sunscreen.

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