Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pole Green Is Poppin'!

I moved to the Richmond area about 5 or so years ago. Pole Green was the first farm stand my husband introduced me to (he had already lived here abt. 15 years) and I've been in love with it ever since. If you're on the west end of the city like us, it's a fair trip, but so worth it!

I totally forgot my camera today and I'm kicking myself. The produce was busting at the seams. I've been out here plenty and have yet to see the bounty of goodness like I saw today. The tomatoes were in red, ripe, mountainous piles, almost spilling onto the floor along w/some especially verdant green tomatoes. Purple and white eggplant, juicy peaches, Hanover blackberries/potatoes/tomatoes, new(red) potatoes, giant cucumbers, melons galore, peppers.........just a tumult of ridiculous goodness.

I rounded the corner in an overwhelmed daze from all the choices and ran smack into a Montana Gold bakery stand. I picked up some of their garlic knot rolls that we're going to have our hamburgers on tonite. They also had cookies, quick breads, challah rolls and granola. (there may have been some more choices that I didn't see). It was a nice surprise!

I walked out of there w/a big pepper, 2 huge cukes, 3 tomatoes, sack of potatoes, 6 ears of corn, blackberries, 2 small jars of McCutcheon's jam and the bread, all for the low, low price of (literally) 19.99!

If you haven't been, I highly recommend a nice little jaunt out to the country. Some fresh air and locally grown produce will do you good! Just off the Pole Green exit (295). They only take cash or check (ATM in the stand).


Stephanie said...

Have you been to the west end farmer's market off lauderdale yet? pretty good if you catch the right day!

bellalately said...

Hey Stephanie- I haven't- I've just been to the one on Lakeside and 17th street. I'll have to check it out, thanks for letting me know it's worth visiting b/c the other two I've seen really are not (Hate to say it, but it's the truth).