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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shopping Local

Just read Dixies blog about shopping local, and wanted to share this. Phil and I were going to Roseville to visit cousins from Hawaii, and decided to pick up a few items to bring to the relatives we are staying with in Chicago, and a hostess gift for the Roseville cousin. You know, jam, tea, coffee type stuff. I was planning a stop at Trader Joes, lovely store, but a Corp. none the less. First, a quick stop and the Broad/Coyote St. farmers market. Grab a beautiful fall boquet for the Roseville cousin and a couple of heirloom tomatos (just about the last of the season). Traveling down Hwy 49, we saw a church yard sale. Stopped for a quick glance. Well, inside was an amazing wealth of tasty goodies. We bought sweet little jars of blackberry jam (local berries of course) Orange marmelade with great chunks of rind (from a charming LOL), local honey, FRESH, FRESH peanut brittle, and dark choc. peanut clusters, and herb tea grown right in the back yard. Filled up our little shopping bag, dropped a $20 and never had to make that stop at Joe's. Keep these folks doing what they do! It was like shopping in Grandma's cupboard. Can't wait to present the goodie bag to Auntie Roe and Uncle Tom. All deliciously homemade, ooooooooie!

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