Hello garden gals and guys! Welcome back! It’s been almost two weeks since my last post. Summer is definitely here, and the heat and excessive rain have affected my tomato plants. There are lots of green tomatoes, but only my cherry variety has ripened so far. Here is a picture of my little beauties:

They were SO sweet, it was like eating candy! 
Okay, now on to something I’m really excited about. Recently, I was asked by a gardening pal of mine if I would contribute to a series he was doing on his blog. It was truly an honor to be asked to participate, and I really enjoyed writing these two articles. Take a look:
I hope you enjoyed those articles. One epiphany I had while writing them both, is that I am a food activist…and I’m just fine with that! It helps me to be conscious each and every day about the choices I make when it comes to food, and how those choices impact my health, my family, my community, and the environment.
Next up: no more grocery store. The challenge is progressing nicely. I still haven’t completely cut out the grocery store yet, but each week I move closer to my goal. Check out what’s going on for week 12:
I’ve got a bit of work ahead of me in the kitchen tomorrow but the end result will be much worth the work. 
Have you tried your local farmers market yet? If so, leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! I love getting feedback here on my blog!
So that’s it for now. Until next time garden gals and guys….
Happy gardening!!