Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Just One Squash...Priceless!


This is the one and only fruit of our laborious labor. As you can see, there's many blossoms, but the fruit of those blooms? Not so much. I just read an article in our paper about farmer's markets and it reported that unless a stand sells at least $1500 worth of produce for the day, it isn't worth their time, let alone their effort to participate. 

Anyone want to buy a $1500 squash*? 

At least the foliage is big and beautiful...

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xoabb

*P. S. Had the squash for dinner tonight and it was delicious!  
Worth every one of those $15oo's worth of penny's!

19 comments:

  1. Yum! Just like my tomato plants. Giant, beautiful plants with giant, beautiful GREEN tomatoes. A month late so far. I really think I'll be getting them by the end of the week at an explosive rate, but still waiting at the moment.

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  2. Hey one squash is better than none.

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  3. Wow, where did the rest go? Bummer.

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  4. Well.... that's too bad. Some years it can be like that...sigh.

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  5. I guess I won't be coming over for some ratatouille...

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  6. Let's hear it for the farmers! Can you multiply that by acres and acres...so much work and such unpredictable results!

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  7. Love squash, but I really love to see a garden with LOTS of greenery. Forget about the fruit.

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  8. $1500!!!
    Or "it's not worth their time."
    Now I know why the prices seem so high at the local farmers market that I go to.

    Bear((( )))

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  9. LOL! that is priceless....or $1500...however you look at it :-) It was a very pretty squash if that makes you feel any better.

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  10. Our farmer's market is kind of the opposite. The produce just doesn't look that good. But they bring it to market hoping someone will love it!
    Your squash was sure purty!

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  11. As bad a gardener that I am I'm always excited about the one little bloom! To show you how little I know...do you have to plant new seeds/plants every year or will this plant produce again?
    I'm glad you enjoyed the fruit of your labor...

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  12. The leaves are so pretty .. I wonder why it didnt produce more squash .. if I wasnt so preoccupied with the bank merde I would look into this ....

    :-Daryl

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  13. that is a righteous squash! he just had to be an only child.

    I traveled back through your last few posts. Such great photos and quotes and wonderful stories.

    thanks again for visiting me.

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  14. What a snob you are! A $1,500.00 Dinner!!! ;)
    Cheers, Klaus

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  15. Hehehe... that made me me laugh. I'd still have some if the hubby had not thought they were weeds. He sprayed Round-Up on them. IN MY ORGANIC GARDEN. Sorry about yelling but I'm still trying to come to terms with this man who does things like this.

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  16. Okay, now I'm craving fried squash. My Mom used to fry it up perfect, okay...now missing Mom. Okay, time for more coffee and more blog reading...sigh

    Can I come eat squash since I'm not in jail? Thanks for your support hon :)

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