The arrival of pumpkins should naturally coincide with cooler temperatures. Right? Well here in coastal Texas the arrival of pumpkins usually means we can expect at least 6 more weeks of record high temperatures…..but record high temperatures could not deter this NOLAgirl from her annual trek to the farmers market for the great pumpkin heist.
Of course you can buy your pumpkins and gourds from your local grocer or big box store especially if your only going to buy one or two. But there is something magical about the visual appeal of these multi colored, lumpy bumpy not quite round orbs that makes it impossible for me to limit my purchase…
My husband and I are regular patrons of local farmers markets…we shop local every chance we get. Most of the markets we stumble on during our travels have an average of two to three dozen vendors. The vendors are selling everything from free range chicken eggs, beautiful cut flowers, homemade sweets and of course a variety of locally grown fruits and veggies. Occasionally, there will be a local grass fed meat supplier. And my personal favorite local honey and goat cheese…But this trip is all about the pumpkins!
Of course there must be some restraint…either based on the available budget or the available space for transportation…No matter which…both were completely exhausted. Here’s to another year and a very successful GREAT PUMPKIN HEIST!!!
Are you wondering what I’m going to do with all of the pumpkins from my trip to the farmers market.….stick around!!!