Roadside Bounty and Shared Harvests

2014-06-03 10.42.31

“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.”Orison Swett Marden

On the back roads around our own little farm, many farmers and those folks with large home gardens have set up roadside stalls to sell some of their surplus produce.

I love shopping like this. For a handful of coins I have access to the freshest of fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and occasional batches of jams or pickles.

Doesn’t this gramma pumpkin look delicious! I’m thinking to use it for a pumpkin pie and some scones for our weekend visitors.

2014-06-05 16.44.46

One of the other fabulous things that makes my world turn is sharing.

I made a large batch of chicken bone broth, and shared it with a neighbour. In return they gave me some avocado ‘seconds’ from a large bucket someone else had gifted them.

2014-06-05 16.44.35

Later, I shared some home-baked Anzac biscuits with an elderly friend, and in return I was given a large bag of bright green chokos which I shall turn into pickles over the weekend. Some of those pickles, I’m sure, shall be swapped for other bounty.

The empty glass jars I’ll fill with pickles were saved for me by a friend who owns a coffee shop and book store in Byron Bay. I’ll keep a jar of pickles out for her for repayment of her kindness.

2014-06-05 16.46.18

And of course, I also harvested lots and lots of hugs as I gathered this wonderful produce yesterday!

This morning Ben and I are heading to the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Markets for a few more goodies for the week ahead. Some fermented foods, some bread and local cheese, a couple of extra veggies, a jar of excellent local miso paste, and of course a social catch-up and a coffee with friends.

I’m wishing for you a weekend full of sharing, love and laughter. Much love to you, Nicole xx

10 thoughts on “Roadside Bounty and Shared Harvests

  1. Blessings to you Nicole. Enjoy each moment of your strength. It must be fabulous on days like these to be able to cook and gift as what is in your true hear centre. Blah to the lyme!!! Have a Fantabulous friday.
    namaste jocelyn xo

  2. Sharing is wonderful – my sister-in-law (whom I love to think of as my big sister) shared some of her apple cider vinegar mother 2 weekends ago – I now have a batch of my own wonderful vinegar brewing. Can’t wait to share it around with everyone.

  3. It’s so amazing to see you guys harvesting and we here in England have just planted . I adore giving and finding an abundance of bargains .I was told many years ago the more you give the more you receive … no wonder you have baskets full of goodies cos you give so much . Wishing you an abundance of love this weekend .
    Cherryx

  4. Nicole, it will be sometime before we are looking at pumpkins here. We are in the midst of cherries, apricots… Yet, I do love how you spread them around. Here my neighbours bring me some of their harvest and I return to them baked goods. Spread the love around! 🙂 Léa

  5. Pingback: Easy Bread Recipe | Cauldrons and Cupcakes

Leave a Reply