Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Visit to the Farmers' Market

Today was the first time I've made it to the Northfield farmers' market this season. Lots and lots of bedding plants were on hand, from tomatoes to cabbage to pak choi to herbs and flowers. We bought some marigolds for our vegetable garden to add color and help deter unwanted insects, and some lemon thyme, cilantro, and two kinds of basil: Thai and purple (red).

Spinach and mixed salad greens appeared to be the main produce available, and these should be picking up in the weeks ahead until the weather turns consistently hot. Baked goods (including a gluten-free assortment), eggs, honey, and maple syrup were also on hand, and we bought a quart bottle of the syrup as well as some delicious cinnamon rolls. At one table you could get freshly made crepes!

The adjacent playground makes this a fun and manageable outing for young families and adds to the atmosphere for other browsers.
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