August 13, 2011

Freshness From the Local Market and From My Garden

Saturday is market day for me and my dear husband. We take 3 of this bag to carry all fresh produce home from the local market nearest us. It's a lot cheaper to buy from the market than from the grocery shops. There are many choices, too. Aside from that, it's a good way of helping the local farmers and sellers.


One good thing about living in this big city is that we get to have access to affordable fresh produce from the nearby provinces. I've live in many cities and this city has the cheapest local market (excluding the ones in China).

One can't get this freshness from the freezers of big supermarkets.

Once they get to the air-conditioned shelves, their prices are doubled.
Don't you love these greens?

Speaking of green, I would like to show you my little compost bucket that made my vegetable garden green.
It's usually used as a garbage bin but we made holes around the sides and made it our compost bin. Two weeks ago I cultivated my vegetable garden and added compost soil on top. In just couple of days, I saw how the leaves of my plants have become healthier. Here are some snapshots from 2 weeks ago.

Mongo beans, mint, lemon grass, spinach, grape vine and a yellow flower.
These are just few of what I have in my little garden. Each time I serve freshness on the table, especially the ones from my own garden, a sense of accomplishment is my worth reward. I'm sure it's more for those who are real farmers, dont' you think so?

Fresh basil straight from our garden to our table...made our lunch more delicious.


Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
Proverbs 12:14

This is my entry to the beautiful meme hosted by Lori.
Plans4You

and to the newest meme called Monday Green.

8 comments:

faith hope love... said...

HI FRIEND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING MY FRIEND COULD YOU ADD YOUR PICTURE ON MY FOLLOWERS? IF YOU DO THANK YOU..MY BLOG IS SIMPEL IM LEARNING THANKS..GOD BLESS YOU...

Canadagirl said...

I enjoyed getting a peek into your garden, thank you. I love getting to see what others are growing and how they make the space they grow in work. It is sooooooo interesting!

Thank you for stopping by.

Blessings in Him<><
-Mary

Illinois Lori said...

Oh, you've sooooo captured my heart here, Ruth! I wish our American farmers markets were more the way yours are, where food is CHEAPER at the farmers market than at the grocery. Here in Chicagoland, it is the other way around most of the time. That's because of the government subsidies and all the imported foods. Eating fresh, chemical-free greens and fruits is expensive here. But soooo worth it, and yes, it is so much better for the farmers!

Is that squid in your seafood picture? I love the way you present the food...so pretty!

Thanks for sharing this week!
Blessings and {{{HUGS}}},
Lori

Illinois Lori said...

Me again...meant to say how pretty your new blog header is...very peaceful!

Blessings,
Lori

Jacob15 said...

Hi Mrs Ruth :) dropping in to see how you are

sHeNgKaY said...

wow! love that ecobag..
Visiting from Green MOnday Sis. Have a nice day..
Green MOnday
You might want to join my
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Lifestyle & Homemaking said...

Thanks for sharing your Greens. I love those vegie in the garden. Anyway, late visit for GM.

melandria said...

ooh, a great contribution. Thanks for sharing.