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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Farm Market – 27 June 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

This morning we shopped at the local farm market. It’s always fun to see what new produce they have for sale. Every year, in the spring, they open with one or two vegetables for sale (this year it was fresh spinach), gradually adding a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as they become available from the surrounding fields.

Since we prefer to buy locally grown fruit and vegetables, on grocery-shopping days we always stop there first to see what they have, before going to the other stores. Today our purchases from the farm market included romaine lettuce, red lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, and sweet cherries.

People are always amazed at the amount of lettuce we buy; and when they remark about it, and we tell them that the two of us eat all of it in one week, they are even more surprised!

In addition to the above-mentioned fresh produce from the farm market, today we brought home cauliflower, radishes, Vidalia onions, celery, kale, carrots, escarole, chicory, bananas, Crispin apples, a pineapple, and a watermelon. All the vegetables, except for the kale, some of the zucchini, and a few of the carrots, will be used in our daily raw tossed salads. The kale, and some of the carrots and zucchini, will be cooked in a casserole with brown rice.

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