Tag: farmers

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #10, August 2017

This was a week full of discovery, connection, and wonder. The farmers’ market kicked it off. I spent extra time at the market this week, in conversation with the farmers and producers of the items I bought. This yielded some great personal stories that ranged widely from motherhood and family, to community outreach, to climate ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #5, July 2017

We’ve had cloudy, gray, rainy weather for a few days now, with temperatures cooler than normal for this time of year. Fruits and vegetables need sunshine to ripen, so it was not a surprise that some summer produce is a bit slow arriving at the market. Fortunately, I did find lots of things I can ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #3, July 2017

As I pulled into a parking spot in the lot where our Farmers’ Market sets up each week during the summer, I noticed it looks a little smaller than it has in previous years. The little ring of canopies and tables isn’t filling up quite as much space as it used to. This could change, ...

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Farmers’ Market Report #1, June 2017

Saturday morning was cool and cloudy. It was a perfect day to venture into our local Pick-Your-Own Strawberries field, on its opening day. About an hour later, 10 pounds of strawberries covered my kitchen counter, laid out on dishtowels, still damp from the previous night’s rain. After a quick shower and change of my equally ...

Want To Eat More Local Food This Year? Start Now.

This week I picked up the smoked cuts of the half-hog I ordered from a local farm. The fresh (meaning unsmoked) cuts have been in our basement chest freezer for about 3 weeks. This was one big pig. Eating locally and seasonally has been routine for us for years now, and even though I find it exciting ...

CSA Share #15/Open Field Gleaning: Season of Change

When I arrived at the farmstand for the last pickup/open field day, there were lots of butternut squash, chiles, and bell peppers waiting inside. The rest was waiting outside. This motley crew of vegetables may not be the prettiest, and they’re certainly not the cleanest, but they are safely squirreled away in our refrigerators. We ...

CSA Share #14: Adjusting Expectations

This share contained some vegetables I thought I would not see again until next year. Check out the perfect zucchini squash. We don’t usually see zucchini like this at this time of year. If there are zucchini, they are the giant squash that time forgot, best used in breads and muffins, or roasted with a ...