All of us at market are busy with spring work, preparing for planting, getting the animals out on the grass, & all those jobs that lead to providing our patrons with the best in locally produced foods.
Several of our vendors have greenhouses & tunnel beds, which allow them to present greens & other vegetables very early in the season. Micro-greens are also raised year-round, to offer you fresh options even in winter.
We encourage our customers to explore the locavore movement, which encourages us to return to the concept of relying on seasonally available local foods for our meals. We have become accustomed to being able to buy any fruit or vegetable in the big stores no matter what the season. And what we end up with are products which were harvested before peak ripeness to allow for travel time, and consequently lose the flavor & sweetness of truly fresh produce. Consider the difference between the pale, hard, tomato-in-a-tube from the store in January to the sensual delight of a fresh-picked tomato, still hot from the sun… or a rock-hard peach from a chain store, compared to the soft sweet juice-running-down-your-chin joy of a local peach. I rest my case. Some things are worth the wait!
On April 17 at 1:30pm, directly after market, we will be holding our Annual Meeting, open to all. We encourage our patrons & supporters to join us as a community member. Annual dues are $20. Applications are available at market, & entitle members to vote at the Annual Meeting.
See you on Saturday!