Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Hunt...



It's hunting season here in Robinson, Texas...the hunt for Cedar Springs Tomatoes, that is!  The only other place we've eaten the most wonderful tomatoes, is last year when we went to Stanley, NY.  These match their taste and color almost perfectly.  None of that grocery store mealyness...or wax...uggg...nasty things.
My family use to live in Cedar Springs when I was little.  My dad grew a big patch of them.  Beautiful sandy loam...
Well, we found Robert's Farm...and we also found a Ms Patterson's (no photo) but she had very little to sell.  Then we found (barely!!) a place that you'd never dream was a working produce farm!!

This is the Robert's Farm...got tomatoes here...

And this is...No Name Farm!  We guessed which road to take...passed by an old dilapidated farmhouse and this was behind it...I think this building looked better than the house! ;o)
Anyhoo, You open the door and wowser!!   It was like a whole 'nother world!  Tons of produce.  And at all the stands, it is the honor system.  You bag, weigh and pay then write down what you purchased...nice to see.  I guess they don't fix up the outside to ward off burglars??


Brought the goodies home and got busy.




This is the house our granddaughter Sam and her intended, Everett, just bought!  We are so excited for them...Ten acres and house with barn.  The wedding is December 7th, 2019.  Yes, Pearl Harbor Day...My Dad was there, his ship coming into port, just after the bombing raid (about an hour after) He said it was the most horrific sight he'd ever witnessed...anyway, Sam has always read anything she could get her hands on, about that day.  Always the history buff... 

And yes...had to make cookies!  See the plastic container?  Fresh strawberries came in them...I save them, wash them and they make perfect cookie or cupcake gift holders.  Ever priced them at your local hobby shop???  


Crunchy Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Pecan Cookies!   Recipe is HERE

Well, hope you all are finding something fun to do this Summer...Me?  Canning, baking...I think now, I'll go put my feet up!
Enjoy the weekend!


9 comments:

Ann said...

A lot of the produce stands around here are doing the honor system. I can't help wondering how many people just take the stuff without paying. Those tomatoes look good and so do those cookies.
That's some place that Sam and her future husband bought. Congratulations to them.

Jeanette said...

The cookies look really good! I would love to find a farm stand like the one you described!

Sally said...

You have been so smart and busy! Proud of you. This reminds of our mom always canning
I'm sure you realize by now I didn't get that gene. Well it makes one a little self conscious when your own mother gives you a cookbook "how to boil water"

I'm so happy 4 Sam and Everett, that's a beautiful piece of land they have now. Maybe they'll grow you some tomatoes. XOXO








Michelle said...

These farm stands look so great to me! I love the honor system, though I know some people just can't follow it. That looks like a fine piece of property for Sam and Everett.

Lee said...

Oh! Yum! Yum! Yum! Now, I'm hungry!!! :)

And there is no beating fresh, home-grown tomatoes!!

Terri said...

I love fresh grown tomatoes- the grocery store ones are pretty tasteless. Your granddaughters little farm is nice. Congratulations to her and Everett. Blessings.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wow! Just look at those wonderful tomatoes, Donna!! I used to can tomatoes with my late beloved hubby.
I love that idea of reusing the strawberry containers. Thank you for that tip, as that’s perfect. Your cookies look sooooo tasty!

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Jenny said...

GIRL ... those cookies! Oh my word! Going to have to try those. LOVE Sam's and Everett's new place. Our fifth grand is due on 12/7. Going to be a big day in every way ... and SUCH a Merry Christmas! Your tomatoes look wonderful!!!! xoxo