Yesterday Carter (our chief gardener) and I finished pulling out the rest of the potatoes. We had already harvested the white (Yukon gold) and blue potatoes, which were planted earlier than these red ones. When I pulled on the above-ground dying plant, what did I find at the end of them but this wonderful bouquet of red potatoes! Plus, underneath this batch were even more beautiful reds. They are my favorites, although the blue ones are actually quite tasty and make an interesting hue when mashed. So, we ended up with red, white and blue spuds to add to our garden harvest.
Mixture of reds and whites
The last section of potatoes ended up as quite a mixture of colors. They are definitely the best tasting potatoes I've ever eaten, but I'm not sure whether it's because I actually pulled them out of the ground myself or not. In any event, I am fast becoming an experienced potato farmer!
These pretty flowers caught my eye at the Farmers' Market on Saturday. I meant to take lots of pictures of fruits and veggies, but I got waylaid by a package of Raven Breads' brown butter shortbread cookies. I'm still trying to work off those extra calories. In fact, I'd better get off my chair and go out for a walk while the sun is shining. The days are getting shorter and shorter so I'll finish up and go make some tracks.