As promised here's the vegetable edition from the festival. This is asparagus growing. It's very similar to asparagus ferns but a little more frilly and obviously a little more upright.
I tried a close-up picture but it didn't turn out too good.
I'm not a fan of Radicchio but this looks pretty good.
I've never seen papaya growing before. I have always wanted to taste this fruit and finally did this past summer. Truthfully, I wasn't too impressed. Neat looking plant though.I thought this was an interesting way to grow spinach. I've never heard of this type spinach before but I took a little pinch and tasted it. It was very good. It almost had a buttery taste.
We saw every kind of tomato imaginable but I have never seen a tomato plant this tall. My husband is over 6' and this one towered over him.These were probably the most beautiful collard greens I have ever seen.
I grew broccoli and cauliflower this past spring and trust me, mine didn't look anything like these guys. The amazing thing about this vegetable garden was there were no weeds or any type of mulch to help keep weeds out. Unfortunately we were not allowed to pick anything. They are having a u-pick day this Saturday but I have to work so, so much for fresh veggies.
Last but not least was the "cornmeal man". He was taking corn and grinding it into meal and grits.
I was so happy I was able to purchase both freshly ground corn meal and grits. Of course, what's a festival without boiled peanuts. I use to not like these but my husband has gotten me to liking them.
Hope you enjoyed the vegetable garden as much as I did!