Thursday, October 27, 2011

Farmer's Market in the Fall


Dustin and I have had fun exploring our new city. Today, Dustin was working so I hopped in our Jeep and headed to the Nashville Farmer's market! I am just a bit too eager to make pumpkin pies and I knew this would be the perfect spot to pick up a good lookin' pumpkin! Thanks to one of my new favorite apps, I documented my day with instagram!




As I strolled down the market aisles, I couldn't help but take a little trip down memory lane. For, oh gosh, at least twenty five years, my family ran our own produce business out of the Reading Fairground Square Market right outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. I believe my dad started the business when he was just 20 or 21. Starting in elementary school, I worked for my parents up until I was in my early twenties, just a year or two before my dad sold the business once and for all. Though I now look back on those days with sentiment and gratitude in my heart, that was definitely the farthest thing in my mind back when I was 14 wanting to sleep in and hang out with my friends on any random Saturday. I don't remember being the daughter my father always hoped for at 6 am on the morning he had someone call off work and had to enthusiastically awake my charming little self up to fill in the gap. And though I may be one of the only kids... ever, to wear the badge of "I was 'fired' (temporarily) by my own father for having a bad attitude about working with my little brother", I can still step into another farmer's market again today! And I am soo very thankful!

I am thankful that I grew up in a family that valued hard work, worked together to make the daily in and outs of the business succeed and I am thankful that it built in me a entrepreneurial drive and taught me a thing or two about money and the idea of savings and living within your means. I am thankful I eventually grew out of my naive Jr. High phase, and I am most of all thankful for the memories attached; the occasional 3am drives to the docks in Philly with my three sisters and dad in the drivers seat just for fun and how he let us make silly videos while he did serious business with the farmers. And the countless customers who would fake you out with a cantaloupe throw to the head or the whining people who came back two weeks later with a rotten watermelon saying we sold them bad fruit. Oh the memories I can now (keyword now) laugh at! Here's a few photos of Eberly's Produce!




I'd say it's been a good day! Now, it's time to make that pumpkin pie! ♥, mK

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19 comments:

  1. Found you on followers fest! Cant wait to keep reading! Stop over and follow me too if you like!

    Kelli
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  2. came by from the follow fest! :) definitely enjoyed this post, and i love a good farmers market in the fall too! i went to one the other day, and even if you don't buy anything, you just can't help but smile and be happy after you go browse! love it :)

    sharde @ the style projects

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  3. oh I love your blog! I can't wait to read more. I am following from the fest and am so glad i found you!!

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  4. just stumbled upon your blog via the followers fest and oh my do I love it! So glad I found you!

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  5. aahhhh, memories....make peace with your past, dear. Your distinction in our family goes far beyond being the only one fired...still makes me smile to think of it, though. Beauty from ashes, right? God is good! :)
    Love, love, love you!
    Mom

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  6. you have the cutest blog! i just found you through followers fest!

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  7. farmers market might be one of my favorite places on earth!

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  8. Hi!! Found you via the followers fest, so glad I get to add you to my reader! I love Nashville, I might be a little jealous that you get to have adventures there :)

    Blake @ Fearless

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  11. Found you on Follow Fest! Adorable blog :]

    xo
    JA

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    -Shon;)

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  13. hey there! i love your pics and the retro look they have. i'm also kinda wanting the headband in the previous post. :) hehe

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  14. Hello! I found your blog through the Follower Fest going on at Casey's. I'm now a follower of your blog too. I love Farmer's Markets!!

    Digger ~xoxo~
    www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  15. I love farmer's markets! We went to one a few days ago and bought our pumpkin and have been snacking on honey butter and homemade bread we made since :)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by!! What a treat it is to read all your lovely comments!! :) Can't wait to check out your blogs in the days to come!

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  17. Love your pics! And those pretzels look to die for. Stopping by from followers fest, already a follower :)

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    Happy Tuesday!
    Danielle

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