Sunday, September 17, 2006

Flower Fields

Yesterday we went to Kruger's Farm Market on Sauvie Island to pick flowers. Kruger's Farm has a 2 acre u-cut flower field that is open from spring to the first fall frost. This late in the year, the only flowers really blooming were sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias, but there was a huge variety of colors blooming. It didn't take us long to fill a 5-gallon bucket with gorgeous blooms; we took the flowers into the store and a friendly clerk wrapped them up for us while we looked over the vegetables for sale. We picked out some heirloom tomatoes, 4 ears of corn, a butternut squash, and a delicata squash; our total tab, including the flowers was $14.50! What a great deal. Dogs are allowed on the farm, on a leash, but are not allowed in the store. We got a late start, so we left the dogs at home, but next time we will take them with us; we would probably leave them in the car while picking flowers, but there are good places for walking elsewhere on the island.

Our Bouquet

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