Monday, 22 August 2011

Mt. Pleasant Fruit & Veg Swap

Another lovely Sunday morning spent at the fruit & veg swap, organised by the Mt. Pleasant Natural Resource Centre!

Even though we are still in the 'lean' months, the tables are always laden with produce, cuttings, seedlings, etc. from members' gardens.

You can get delicious goat's cheese.
Lettuce, greens, spring onions, mandarins.Cuttings, cut flowers.
Parsley, mandarins, lemons, recipes, pretty flowers (no idea what they are).
Lemons, oranges, books (at the very end of the table).
This is really only a small selection of what you find during one morning (from 9 to 12 o'clock). I came quite late, so that is what I found after 10.30! Not bad, ey?
(There are also often chook eggs, duck eggs, jams, preserves, olives, walnuts, grapefruit, tadpoles of the bango frog, herbs, etc. Too much to list in one go. This all changes with the seasons, of course. Exciting times!)

There are no people in the pictures (I pushed them aside - gently, don't worry!), but that place is at times pumping and rocking, you wouldn't believe it!

Oh, and usually there is a great selection of cakes, biscuits and savoury stuff at the tea & coffee table. Sorry, no picture. Maybe next time. :)

Last Sunday, after the swap, we even got a half hour talk about grafting apple trees, by Bernie Farrow from the Rare Fruits Society, thrown in. How good is that?!
And that's the basket of citrus (plus a nettle beer recipe), that I brought back from the swap.

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