Monday, May 18, 2009

Fox Farm Kids Farm Stand

I am one of those people that stops at every lemonade stand I pass, just because I can't turn a kid down.  Last summer it wasn't lemonade I found myself stopping for, it was corn that some kids on Fox Farm Road were selling along with other produce from their garden.

The Fox Farm Kids Farm Stand in Wilmington has expanded this year and now offers, perennials, annuals, and herbs. 

The Muffin Lady really runs the show here, but her kids are definitely involved.  Don't start thinking that they should be shut down because of violating child labor laws, they're just having fun watering the plants and running around in the yard. 
All the flowers looked beautiful and healthy.  I would have really liked to get a couple hanging baskets for our porch, but I usually kill them by mid-summer and thought I would wait.  So I settled on some pansies.  

They also have a variety of herbs with some organic ones to choose from.  Surprisingly, my rosemary has survived two winters inside without completely drying up and thought once I put it in the ground for the summer it needed some companions.  I purchased some basil, parsley and lemon thyme. 
I'm not really sure what to do with the lemon thyme, but it smells wonderful!  The kids weren't able to give me any recipes because they must have been off playing hide-and-seek.  Maybe later on in the summer I'll make some lemon thyme butter for my corn on the cob and wash it all down with a glass of lemonade!


rabbit13676 said...

You can "Google" for lemon thyme recipes!

JuneBug said...

lemon thyme butter sounds great. also try a lemon thyme chicken artichoke dish. just throw lemon thyme in any chicken artichoke recipe you find...