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This Little Blogger Went To Market

My enthusiasm for our local farmer’s markets is pretty well known, but since this week’s Spin Cycle is “photo essays,” I thought I’d give you some visual representations as to why.

Cabbage, Chard and Kale

The first of the season's apples

Garlic and Peppers

A variety of snap beans


Jams, Jellies and Preserves

Local Honey

Handmade Pottery

These are just a few of the things available at our local farmer’s markets.  But the best thing?  The people.

Our Vegetable Farmer

Our Poultry Farmer

Our Bee Keeper

One of Beloved’s favorite t-shirts says sports the phrase, “Don’t Buy Food From Strangers.”  We don’t (and I don’t even have pictures of our beef farmer or the lady who sells handmade, artisan goat cheeses or our butcher or our local dairy farm).

Oh, how we love our farmers!

The Haul

And this little blogger cried, “Whee!  Whee!  Whee!” all the way home…


Be says:

Where is the like button?

chuck says:

quite a haul. i just can’t seem to reproduce that pic quality with my cell phone….what am i doing wrong;) ? looks like you will be busy in the kitchen as usual.

i wish beets weren’t so expensive. i haven’t figured them out yet in the garden. same with the fingerling potatoes you mentioned previously.

MamaBadger says:

That’s quite a haul! I do love all of our local farmers, and you’re absolutely right, it pays to know them well. I’m with Be, where’s the like button?

I am SO jealous! You’re linked!

Lisa says:

Ha! The guy with the beard could almost be from round here!

Shelby says:

Fabulous! Our Farmer’s Market is on Thursdays too. It’s close enough to walk to, which is awesome. There’s our Bread Guy who makes the most amazing bread, and sells little baggies of cookies for $1. DS just LOVES his “trip to the market” to get cookies from the Bread Guy and was very disappointed that he wasn’t there today. Of course, DS thinks the Farmer’s Market is to be a personal free sample smorgasbord.

Michele says:

Pretty, pretty good haul. We go to our farmers market every single week when I’m in town.

Mrsbear says:

Everything looks fantastic. Just the vibrancy of all those colors. Sounds way more fun that just grocery shopping. And I just want to hug your beekeeper. He is adorable.

Pseudo says:

I love the smiles on the farmers’ faces. Your post is a wonderful tribute to buying local Jan.

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