I love the roadside stands with all the fresh picked vegetables and fruits, we have 2 along our road, they are not open Sundays, if you forget to pick it up Saturday I can send you to Marietta that has a small farmers market on Sundays 9-1. Blueberries are on the agenda for this week. I usually freeze about 30 lbs. to use all winter, but the best is fresh with cream (yes, I do mean cream) and granola. Last week I put a few quarts of raspberries in the freezer to use as well. This morning I went to my garden and picked green beans, so you can see that fresh is in and that is what we are doing.
Are you old enough to remember Ringo Starr of Beatles fame? Well, he is coming to Lancaster County this week at the American Music Theatre and is bringing his all Starr band. Another star coming is Donald Braswell of America’s Got Talent fame. He will be in “The Centurion – The Musical” at Living Waters Theatre. You will need to book ahead for both of these. Other things going on are the Celtic Fling at Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Celebrate Lancaster in downtown with music and last of all a Sock Hop at DJ’s taste of the 50′s.
Getting out and about Lancaster County is more difficult than you might think. When you come you have time at you fingertips, but just like when you are home and can always find something else to do, that is what it is like for me. Yesterday my grand-daughter and I went out and did a few things. We needed lunch, of course, and went to Immergut Pretzels and I had a “wrap”, sausage and cheese wrapped in pretzel dough and baked. Let me tell you I could eat that more often. Then on to The Good Cooking Store. They offer cooking classes and have a great array of kitchen stuff. I can always get lost in a place like that. Check out their class schedule, this Saturday is all about whoopie pies.
The words “summer time” just make you think fun, for me it evokes memories of carefree days with no school. Everyones “fun” is different and in Lancaster County that fun can usually be found. Ice tea drinking in the shade, I got you covered here at Vogt Farm. or you could choose to go to Turkey Hill Experience and enjoy “National Iced Tea Day” June 10. The other extreme is roller coaster riding at Hershey Park, they have a new one this year called Skyrush. Next week we’ll try to pursue less extremes.