Trip to the Grower’s Market

It’s a fine summer morning as I decide to ride my bike down to the Corrales Grower’s Market. I take the irrigation ditch road to the Rec Center, where the Grower’s Market is held twice a week.

It’s the peak of the harvest season. The vegetables and fruits on sale display a riot of color and bathe the senses in sounds and aromas.

Enjoy this photo essay of my visit to the Grower’s Market.

Corrales’ farmers depend on irrigation water delivered in acequias like this one.

The road along the irrigation ditch is designed for access to and maintenance of the acequia. It also provides a wonderful venue for walking, jogging, and cycling.

A large gate across the main ditch is lowered to raise the water level and allow the property owner to access the irrigation water.  This is the opening through which water flows to the field to be irrigated.

 

 

 

Water flows from the main ditch through a smaller one to irrigate the farmer’s field.

Property lines back up to the acequia right of way. Many properties have gates providing access to the irrigation ditch road.

The hot, Mediterranean climate, and an abundance of irrigation water make Corrales an excellent place for growing wine grapes.

Corrales farmers take pride in their locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Nearly all the produce is advertised as organically grown.

Heirloom varieties, like this Mr. Stripey tomato, abound.

The Bosque Baking Company sells wonderful bread. The potato scallion loaf is my favorite.

Roasting green chiles is a harvest time tradition across New Mexico.

Corrales used to be famed for its orchards. Much fruit is still grown here.

Tomatoes!

For $5 you can get a huge breakfast burrito

Not just a place to buy food, the Grower’s Market is a family outing

Live music is featured every week.

At the other end of the rec center, the Hot Flashes practice their horseback drill routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouthwatering Vegan Mediterranean Salad

I ran across a recipe for this Mediterranean salad at Mouthwatering Middle Eastern Style Salad Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes™. It looked so good I had to try it.

First, you chop up some veggies into small squares.

Start with cherry tomatoes…

Red peppers

… then add some red peppers …

Spring onions

… spring onions…

… Cucumbers…

… parsley …

… Garlic …

Finish off with some wild greens and canned white beans. Top it with homemade dressing and viola! … Salad is ready.

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!

Tech Notes

I was looking for a better app to post from iPad. The WordPress app is OK, but I was not entirely pleased with it. After reading a review of Blogsy, I purchased the app. This is my first post using Blogsy.

Overall I have a good impression of Blogsy. On this post, however, I had some issues being able to place images where I want them. This may just be a learning curve. I’ll find out as I use it more.

Also, this post was done from home, where I have a full speed wi-fi connection. The real test will come on the road. I’m hoping Blogsy will help me make a post while I am away on an adventure, with no wi-fi service available. Of course, the blog won’t actually be posted until I get service, but I hope to be able to write the post and include all the pictures, ready for uploading.

Hosting Upgrade

I had some problems uploading images with Blogsy.  This turned out to be a limitation of my hosting package with my ISP.  An upgrade to the hosting package (same price as before) solved the problem.  The upgrade also positively affected my ongoing problems with child themes.