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    Posted on April 27th, 2011 Pam 2 comments

    This is just a thought I came up with the other day.

    When a fruit or vegetable is canned commercially it has an expiration date on the bottom of the can right? When buying a can of beans, by just looking on the bottom, you can find out how fresh the can is. If today is 05/27/11 and the date on the can is 12/10/10, it is out dated and you know not to purchase the can. Pretty simple, the key is to look at the date, before purchasing the item.

    Well why not do the same with fresh fruit and vegetables? Maybe it may not be necessary to put the expiration date on the item, but what about a picked date? Wouldn’t you want to know when those ‘Delicious’ apples were picked? Were they picked two weeks ago, three months ago, six months ago, nine months ago or over a year ago? Wouldn’t it be nice to know when they were picked, so a better purchasing decision could be made?

    Why are the picked dates not disclosed? Well, my guess is that if you knew the item was picked several months ago, you wouldn’t purchase it. If the banana you wanted to buy was over three months old, there wouldn’t be much nutritional value left in the banana.

    Even just a few weeks make a big difference in what nutritional value is left in each fruit or vegetable. Imagine waiting 9 to 16 months to eat apples or even potatoes. I think if the dates were provided on fruits and vegetables, consumers would have a choice and maybe things would be delivered a little sooner.

    I know, some things have to be stored long term so we can have them all year long, but is that the real solution? ‘To everything there is a season…’

    What do you think?

  • Opening Day for the Farmer’s Market

    Posted on May 1st, 2010 Pam No comments

    Here is some pictures of my booth at the Farmer’s Market. As usual, I met lots of nice people and had a very successful day at the Market.
    I will miss the next two weeks, but will be back on the May 22nd and May 29th.

    This is Shelly, she is in charge of the Farmer’s Market. She is opening the market for the day. She is amazing, I can’t believe everything she does for everyone. She is the reason the Market is so successful. We have over 50 venders due to her ideas and hard work.

  • Lots of Tulips are Blooming

    Posted on April 30th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Well, I am getting ready for the Farmer’s Marker tomorrow. Here are pictures of my flower beds as they look today. Also, the tulips I picked getting ready to put them into vases. I hope to sell several bouquets tomorrow at the Market. The Farmer’s Market is on Hitt Road just North of Porter’s Craft & Frame, in Idaho Falls.

    These are tulips on the east side of the house, they are Red Darwin Tulips. I can always count on Darwin Tulips to be the largest.

    Here is a ‘bunch’ of light yellow tulips, this group has lots of buds.

    This is a row of tulips that are about four years old. They are my favorite-always big and pretty. They are Darwin Tulips too.

    Here are some of the tulips I have picked to get ready for tomorrow, lots of tulips and just right for picking and putting in bouquets.

  • Back in the Swing of Things

    Posted on April 28th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I will be selling flowers at the Farmers Market at the Teton Mall in Idaho Falls this Saturday, May 1st. The Market will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, stop by if you are in town. There will be about 50 venders there.

    Well, I can’t believe it has been so long since my last post, I promise to be better.
    I have been out of town and I guess just plain lazy.

    But my ideas haven’t stopped and I have some great blog posts coming up in the next few weeks.
    Here are some pictures of my latest flowers in the garden. They were all taken yesterday.