Monday, June 1, 2020

Let's visit Cannon Farms!


And then we'll take a hike! 


Halfway between Blue Run Park and the Pruitt Trailhead for both the Florida trails and Halpata Tastaniki Preserve is Cannon Farms. 


We drive by there ALL the time! 


But after a hike, we're too tired to stop. 


So I made a special trip over there (it's not far) to buy fresh veggies right from the farm.


They really have everything displayed beautifully.

And everyone there is so friendly! Shoppers coming and going but everyone social distancing and most wearing masks even though it it outside. I put mine on to stand in line and check out but walking around, I wasn't close to anyone and could take it off.


Look at the fields of sunflowers.


This field is not as far along so there will be beautiful sunflowers blooming all Summer and Fall!


There's a beautifully written article by Sandra Friend HERE. I had the honor of meeting her and her husband on one of my hikes a couple of years ago and have some of her books. She's the expert on the Florida Trails around here! 

And Cannon Farms is on Facebook HERE with lots of neat photos and info!

I came home with fresh veggies and a big cheery Sunflower of course!


I can't wait to go back! And I can't wait to make fried okra to go with BBQ and coleslaw tonight!


Do you have a Farmer's Market near you? It's a great way to support our farmers and shop local! And everything is fresh and tastes so much better! I can't wait to go back! Would you go out in the field to pick sunflowers? Oh good...I'll go with you! ­čśÄ

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

I'm linking with All Seasons at the Jesh Studio 


and Sharon's Travels HERE!


48 comments:

Susie said...

Diane, That sounds like a nice time doing a bit of shopping. I love sunflowers. Great fresh veggie too. Stay safe, Blessings xoxo, Susie

Tom said...

...thanks for the heads up of what is coming our way!

Lea said...

The Farmer's Market is open here, but I have not been yet.
Enjoyed your photos!
Have a wonderful day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The Farmers market stand are wonderful, I love the sunflowers. We do have some local veggies stands and a farmers market open the weekends.
Not sure if that will happen this year. The Welcome to the farm sign is cute. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Sandra said...

Yes I would love to go and pick sunflowers and I do love that picture of the sunflower and the Gul! You have found another absolutely gorgeous place to visit and enjoy. We have one somewhere here because I saw pictures on Facebook but it's probably a 30-minute ride

Maggie said...

It must be almost summer when sunflowers appear! Love them! Outdoor markets in the UK are being allowed to reopen as from today but the SP & I both come into the age group which is being advised to continue to self isolate as much as possible we won't be able to mix with crowds for a while. We will be running errands later this week and I hope to visit the local market then.
Happy Mosaic Monday, Maggie ~ turning the page

Laurie said...

Wow, beautiful bounty! Have a great day and enjoy your meal!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

What a lovely place. We do have a farmers market here as well as several farms that sell to the public. Thank God for Farmers.

Edna B said...

I'll have to check to see if our farmers market is open yet. Maybe not because growing season comes later here. Those summer squash look soooo delicious! The sunflower is gorgeous. Enjoy your shopping, hugs, Edna B.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I want to visit it - now I must figure out how far it is from me!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a beautiful place to visit and how wonderful to be out and about. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Penelope Notes said...

Fresh veggies!! Farmers are the backbone of existence. Often we forget that food doesn’t magically appear in big supermarkets without the hard work of local growers somewhere. We are especially lucky when we can buy at small food stalls near home.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a lovely place to visit! I am not familiar with that, but I would sure love it. Love the sunflowers too! How wonderful!! Makes me feel like you were really on a real farm! I guess you were! We just don't see many of them anymore in Florida. So that is a treasure. I am looking for a good farmer's market near here...not sure where to go that isn't too far away. I guess I need to ask around. Thank you for sharing this. Made me really want to go out and look for that farm...

Powell River Books said...

We have a late spring through fall farmer's market at the fairgrounds on the edge of town. In the winter, there is a parking lot market with limited items in town at the Community Resource Centre. Because we are an isolated community, everything is home grown or made, and the vendors are our neighbours. I like it that way. - Margy

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love this post. I enjoy when you share the farms, farmer markets and produce in Florida. It is like traveling for me. :-)
Okra does not grow very well here in Wisconsin. My friend Marv did it once, and my oh my, it was so good fresh from the garden.

NatureFootstep said...

What a great place. In so many ways. Both for food and beauty :) Loved to see it!

Lowcarb team member said...

Great post, lovely photographs …
We are fortunate to have Farmers Markets near to us and from today our Covid 19 restrictions are allowing more open markets :)

Have a Happy Monday and a Happy June.

Enjoy your meal.

All the best Jan

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Our farmers market is set to reopen. There is nothing quite like fresh vegetables. Asparagus is the prize item here at this time of year.

Happy@Home said...

Yep, we have a local farmer's market and visited it on Saturday. I even brought home a bouquet with a sunflower in it :). I enjoyed the visit to Cannon Farms. Thanks for taking us along.

Terri D said...

We do have a smallish Farmer's Market stand not too far from us that we shop at often. On Saturdays, we have a downtown Farmer's Market that I hope will open again soon. Nothing better than farm-grown veggies!

Lorrie said...

I love going to Farmer's Markets in the summer. We have several near us. Buying local is something I try to do as much as possible. Thanks for including us in your visit to the market.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

What a lovely place to visit. I love those types of farm stands and the veggies are so fresh. Beautiful sunflowers too. Enjoy the week Diane.

Dawn said...

If you can't grow it, going to a farm is the next best thing. We don't have any close by but I'm thankful for the local farmer's market.
Oh just wait until those Sunflower fields are in full bloom.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my--I have wanted a farm for a very long time--
didn't realize I already had one--so why am I over here on this coast --if I have a farm over there by you????
(can you tell what my last name is????)
If I still drove and had a car --
I would be over there tomorrow!!!
luv, di

Gillena Cox said...

Diane thanks for dropping by my blog today. Happy modaic Monday

Much­čî╗love

happyone said...

Farmers markets are fun places to look around. Yes, we have some around us too.

Connie said...

My want a sweet farm. You'll have to take a photo later in the year when that field is all on bloom. I'm so happy to see that you are getting out enjoying the season and not house bound.
Wishing you joy and happiness everyday.
Connie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I do enjoy shopping at Farmer's Markets as their vegetables are usually so large and fresh and often a variety I can't find in the supermarket. Hopefully, our markets will open soon now that restrictions are loosening. Love those cheerful sunflowers!

Vee said...

Just the thought of fresh produce makes me smile. I have a ways to go before fresh produce is available here.

Linda said...

Yes, we have farmer's markets. I've been to several this spring just because the supermarkets get crowded.

Angie said...

Diane - we have several farmers' markets in the area, but in my experience they are absolutely mobbed. I am not sure how they will be handling social distancing. I might go and stay on the fringes until I am comfortable. For now, it was a joy to see your photos and live it virtually through you! I am sure that sentiment is shared by others at Mosaic Monday. (By the way, I am deeply grateful for your faithful participation in MM - it means so much to me!)

stardust said...

Cannon Farms look so inviting. We have a couple of Farmer’s Market in the vicinity and much more when we drive, but they are not located in such a spacious farm and displayed lovely as yours. You did a nice shopping. I love okra, often add to a dish or make them an accompaniment. The blooming sunflowers as far as the eye can see is my favorite sight of summertime. In my country, the professionals are warning about heat stroke by wearing a mask long during the notorious muggy summer of ours. We need to go to the places where people are sparse to take off a mask outdoors.

Yoko

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We love Farm Stores! And yours looks wonderful. I’m glad to know people are being smart with masks and distancing. We Came home from our fav ou try store on Saturday with first of the season strawberries. Well, for us it was the second time this year for first of the season...because Florida in February! I guess that’s another plus f being home earlier than usual.

Sam I Am...... said...

It looks like a great farmer's market. I used to go to one until I realized that many of the "fresh" veggies were bought at a sale in Missouri. I want to know who grew them and where. Yours looks legit for sure but the one here ...not so much plus a lot of crafts. There is no asparagus or strawberries ever. Last year there were no tomatoes....it was very disappointing. You are fortunate!

~ Dixie said...

It will be awhile before our markets are open here in Canada. I try and buy fresh veggies from the markets because of the deliciousness. And then there is honey and crafts too. :)
Once in bloom, the sunflower field will be gorgeous!

Ann Thompson said...

What a great place. We don't have anything like that close by. I would definitely go out to pick sunflowers

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Mrs R said...

Diane, sunflowers are such cheery flowers, aren't they?! Your trip to the Farmer's Market looks so delightful. I haven't been to one in years and should look to see where one might be. Meanwhile, my vegetables are growing little by little each day!

Buttercup said...

Love this! We've got farmer's markets around, but just a little far for walking. I may try to get to one that's doable on Friday. Have been getting great vegetables delivered, but would know I'd be cheered up seeing all the produce. Take care!

The Feminine Energy said...

Thank you so much for taking us along with you, to the market. I could actually smell the fresh air in that field! It was heavenly! Yes, we have all sorts of places around here for fresh fruits & veggies and some allow U-Pick too. That's always fun, especially with the grandgirls. Thanks again for letting us tag along with you. I had a wonderful time! :-) Love, Andrea xoxo

BeachGypsy said...

oh this place looks great and I'd love to visit. You got some great pictures....wow, can you believe that field is ALL SUNFLOWERS?!---there are so many. That will sure be stunning when they are all in full bloom. I hope you go back and take pictures when that happens. Hope your week is going well so far. We had a rough weekend in Charleston with riots and lots of damage.

EricaSta said...

Again MosaicMonday and here I'm, to read and say some words...
...I enjoyed your Post because I love farmer markets. The sunflower field is fantastic. We have one (!) small sunflower on our table in garden. Awaiting blooming.

Stay healthy. Happy MosaicMonday!

Sandi Magle said...

When we go up north to Wisconsin, we often go by Fields of sunflowers and I always have to stop and take photos....It is amazing to see all the 'faces' turned one way---depending on the time of day. I have planted about 8 varieties of sunflowers this year, and some of the short ones are just starting to bloom. A plus of growing 4 year old seeds in the greenhouse. I think I will start all of them in the greenhouse next year. Fun post, and I, too, would love to visit this great farm. Sandi

Sylvia said...

Diane, Thanks for sharing a sunflower. I hope you will post when the field is in full bloom. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

Debbie said...

we just went to delicious orchard, our local farmers market, and everything i purchased is so fresh and delicious. i find i do "over buy" because everything looks so good and we don't eat it in time!! the husband reels me in. they also have a bakery that has some really wonderful treats!!

that yellow squash looks awesome, next time i go i will have to buy some!!

Debbie said...

ooooh and yes to a sunflower, we visit the fields every year!!!

Michelle said...

I do know what you mean
It's hard to blog about regular life when so many things are going on in the world. Your post is a great respite from it all. Thanks for linking up and stay well.

Red Rose Alley said...

That sunflower you brought home is so cheerful. And fresh veggies are always so much better than at the stores. I smiled when you mentioned the Okra because my Mom used to fry Okra for my Dad sometimes. It sounds good with your barbecue and coleslaw. Farmers Markets are always fun and a pleasant way to spend the day. Open fields and spacious surroundings sounds so nice right now. : )

~Sheri