Sunday, October 25, 2015

Farm Stand Produce

The season for wonderful Michigan vegetables is rapidly drawing to an end. Today we drove west towards Manchester, viewing the stunning fall leaves, stubble fields and fields of dried-up cornstalks, and the migration of various birds. We stopped at Fusilier's Farm Market on Herman Road, where there's a haunted corn maze and many pumpkins, some decorated, others waiting for customers who will decorate them.

Field tomatoes and bell peppers, picked before the frost, stored in the barn. Probably the last Michigan outdoor-grown
tomatoes we'll see this year. The entire market is suffused with the aroma of donuts.

Fusilier's Sign from their website.
Few plants remain in the greenhouse.
We saw flocks of ducks and geese at Thorn Lake on Arnold Road near the Farm Stand.
As you drive the last few miles to the lake, the bright yellow trees arch over the road -- illuminated!

The maple we planted in our own garden years ago has beautiful leaves now.


Jens Zorn said...

Fresh vegetables are a Michigan pleasure for (alas too few) months of the year. Thanks for this post!

Debra Eliotseats said...

We went to the last FM on Saturday here. I am still harvesting tomatoes by the bucket load though. Beautiful pics!

Jeanie said...

I love farm markets at any time of the year but this season is really the best -- such a bounty! I need to get out here and check things out. Might be headed to Chelsea to an art fair on Saturday and that's close to Manchester! Weather dependent (but I doubt the color will be nearly so good by then!)

Linda A. Thompson-Ditch said...

It is always a little sad when farmers market season comes to an end. Our last one here in Topeka is in a couple of weeks. I haven't been to the market this year as much as usual. I'll have to be sure to make one final stop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Yucuis said...

Fall is here, I will miss the fresh vegetables from my garden. I love the Farmers market too.