Saturday, May 30, 2009

Farmer's Market Finds

Today was the opening of our local Farmer's Market here in Sewanee. It's fairly small-scale, but for such a small town, it's actually pretty impressive. I was glad to see it so crowded too! Last summer when we went, we'd only see a handful of people. There were probably 7-10 vendors selling everything from veggies to flowers to homemade baked goods. *A* was sad she couldn't get a pepper because everytime we went last summer, this nice farmer man would give her a yellow pepper to munch on, I had to explain that it was too early in the season for peppers, nothing like learning about locally grown food when you're 4! We're hoping to make at least 1 completely local meal each week and we'll have lots of leftovers to supplement other meals with local food.
I want to go to the Chattanooga Farmer's Market one weekend, it's mucher larger and has live music and crafts too, but it's really nice to be able to walk or bike down the road and pick up some veggies for the week. Here's what we came home with and we only spent $10.50:

In case you can't see everything in the picture, here's what's there: Broccoli, carrots, onion, collards, celery (with the roots still attached, I may actually plant it and see if it gets any bigger), snow peas, and a big basil plant because our basil has been washed away from all this rain.
We're off to a birthday party and maybe we'll find a strawberry farm to visit since we weren't able to get any this morning. Happy Weekend!

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