We're an ordinary family, complete with picky eaters, budget concerns, and time management issues. But to prove that "eating local" works - even for busy families in cooler climates - we're trading Chick-Fil-A and goldfish crackers for grassfed meat and local produce. Join our adventure in learning to eat (sort of) sustainably for the summer!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Farmer's Market is open for 2011!!!!

It was the first day of this year's market, so they had special events like sheep-shearing demonstrations and a visiting chef cooking up some of the day's offerings.  We were more interested in petting the wee little (4-day-old) lamb:
Who's a cute little sweater-and-curry-to-be?  You are!

The weather was foul - like 45F and drizzling sideways by the time we left (see the Medusa hairdo Liza is sporting above?) - and there were only half as many stalls as there will be in July and August, but that didn't keep the shoppers away.

We came home with a gallon of apple cider, a package of maple sugar candy, two jars of pickles, and some honey puffed corn.  It was amazing how much I missed going there when it was on hiatus for the winter.  I don't miss waking up early on a Saturday to go, nor do I miss carrying 20 pounds of produce back to the car, but I did miss the apple guy, and the meat guy, and the pie guy.  I missed the sellers' babies waving from pack-n-plays, and the kid selling watered-down lemonade for $1 a glass.  Heck, I even missed the dogs.

It's good to be back!

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