Farmers Market again!


Chris had something to do today so Daphe and I headed to the market on our own this week. Pretty good for only my second week of “farmer marketing”. I was given some not so clear directions on what to get and a playful “you’re dead if you get it wrong” and off we went.

Carrying a 25 pound baby around the market isn’t necessarily ideal (I’m not sure how Chris has done it all of these weeks), but we had a good time. We stopped in at the Oakhill Organics booth, where I used up way more of our subscription than I was supposed to. But it was fun and they are such nice people. Then Daphe and I got a few other things, including some blueberries and were on our way home.

I’m sort of piggy backing on Chris’ various connections, but I’m really impressed with the various people she has managed to meet over the past year of living around here. They are all very nice and share the purpose of living and eating responsibly. I don’t know–by the time it’s over, I might just end up a “techno-farmer” (seeing as I don’t see myself giving up on computers any time soon).

But in the mean time, I think I will make it a habit to check out the farmer’s market as often as possible. Not only for the food, but just to check in with the various people.

Farmer’s Market Newbie


Our local Farmer’s Market is on Thursday afternoon. So this Thursday I decided to tag along with Chris while she went. I must admit that I think I have only been to one or two farmer’s markets before in my life as I’m more of the “city boy”. I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of little thing it was. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was quite an affair, much bigger than I thought it would have been. There were lots of stands selling all sorts of stuff from fruits, veggies and meat to home made soap and bonzai trees. I couldn’t believe it.

I was also very impressed with some of the vendors/farmers that were there when Chris told me their stories, so I’ll have to see if we can do something like a “featured farmer” every week to spread some of their stories and successful actions.

And I don’t really have to say it, but the food we have gotten from the farmer’s market has all been excellent. So I heartily recommend checking out your local market, not only for the food, but to meet some of the people and hear their stories.

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