Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July, What's In Season ~ Northern Washington State

Here it is July already and I haven't sat down to write a post for barefoot in the orchard since February. I truly underestimated how busy I would be and honestly, how much time I would be spending just learning how to get from here to there. It was such a big move for us. New schools, new jobs, new home, new everything. But I am not complaining... not one bit. :)

I've discovered many wonderful farmers markets and local produce stores in and around the Seattle area. This beautiful state has rugged snow capped mountain ranges in every direction, miles and miles of farmland, waterways around every bend and of course, a few volcanoes. I absolutely love living in a temperate rain forest - but truth be told there has been a lingering heatwave as of late and it has felt like I never left California. ;) 

Waiting for the lovely moderate temps to return.

Washington State ~ Fruits and Vegetables


























•kotata berries









Note: Above photos copyrighted to Sabina DeShazo and barefoot in the orchard.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February, What's In Season ~ Hello, Washington Pacific Northwest

Yay, I am so happy -- this is my first post on, "What's In Season," from my new home just outside Seattle in the PNW/Pacific Northwest!
What is the PNW? By some definitions it is a region of political boundaries, waterways or landforms. Some say it includes northern California, Alaska, western Canada, western Idaho and even Montana. Still others say it is just Oregon and Washington. The definition seems to shift around. I only know that I now definitely live in the Pacific Northwest. :)

First. I want to say that Seattle is an unbelievably beautiful city. I have been busy scoping out all the cool Cafés and Farmers Markets. We are currently living 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, so trips over to the city are almost a daily occurrence. We have also been touring nearby towns (Edmonds is my fav so far) as we learn to navigate this corner of the world. 

This has been a big move for us and hard on all the family and friends we left back in Northern California -- but has also been filled with many wonderful surprises. It has felt a bit like being a pioneer, packing up everything we own into a covered wagon (in reality a PODS container - lol)  and moving off to a place sight unseen (except by internet). We arrived here just a few days before Christmas and rung in the New Year at the Space Needle instead of the Golden Gate Bridge. We are finally unpacked, settled in and looking forward to as many new adventures as the days will hold.

Happy Seasonal/Local Shopping!

Washington State ~ Fruits and Vegetables


•belgian endive
•broccoli raabe/rapini
brussels sprouts
•celery root
•curly endive
•jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes
•sweet potatoes
•winter squash

•lemons and meyer lemons

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