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Living in the future moment

Posted 9/21/2020 5:37pm by Shiloh Avery.


I hear a lot about living in the moment. And complaints about how cell phones and their evolution into miniature computers has none of us living in the moment.  To be fair, I do think my “device” has changed my brain a little bit.  I mean, all of my lists are kept there, and my calendar, so I never have to actually remember anything.  And it’s true that I find myself thinking in social media bites (oh! I should get a picture of that for social media).  Guilty.

But as I was canning tomatoes the other day, it occurred to me that we’ve never just truly lived in the moment.  I mean, I wasn’t just sitting on the porch enjoying that moment of tomato season.  Nope, I was thinking about the future when there aren’t going to be any tomatoes.  And yesterday, when I was smoking jalapenos to preserve them into the winter months when we won’t have that flavor (or heat) again.

This time of year often churns me into a preservation frenzy.  When the evening weather is perfect for porch sitting and just enjoying the moment, I find myself rushing around putting things in jars because THIS MOMENT ISN’T GOING TO BE HERE MUCH LONGER!  I know, I know, the irony.  But maybe I’ll enjoy that winter moment when I’m eating some crazy delicious home grown organic chipotle tomato sauce from food I preserved in late September.  Maybe.

Baby Lettuce Salad Mix: $4/5-oz compostable container or 2/$7

Arugula (limited): $4/5-oz compostable container or 2/$7

Radishes: $2.75/bunch

Baby Bok Choy: $3.95/pound

Scallions: $2/bunch

Fresh baby ginger with tops: $6.95/pound

Fresh baby turmeric: $1/ounce

Okra: $2/pint

Shishito peppers, maybe: $3/pint

Ripe Sweet Italian Peppers (red, orange, and yellow): $4.50/pound

Ripe Sweet Bell Peppers (red and yellow): $4.50/pound

Eggplant (end of it): $2.75/pound

Butternut squash: $2.50/pound

Chiles (Jalapeno, serrano, chilaca, cherry bomb, cayenne, Aleppo, lemon,  a few Aji Amarillo, and probably a few I forgot): $.25 each

Ghost chiles: $1 each


Hickory folks: don't miss out on this year's version of our annual CCM/Farmers' market farm to table dinner! 

Get your tickets here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ghccm/event/818793/?blm_aid=29445&fbclid=IwAR0Nstm3WtVR72UrOwF0pk9Dqg7t48viHgj6tRl3R82HwEKlyLMmkFDT6wI

(or purchase them at farmers market)

This annual fundraiser is important to both the farmers market and our partner CCM.  Please make a space in your lives and budgets to participate in this dinner if you can!  The food is always great!


We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building A 8am-12:30 and at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market 330 Main Ave NW  Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, and the Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone 8-noon.  



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