Our town had its weekly farmers’ market today. What fun it is so see so many people downtown milling around enjoying each other’s company and the bounties of our local farmers. One block is closed off to traffic and stalls line both sides of the street with vendors selling a variety of things.
There are a few people selling baked goods, bread, muffins, cakes and pies. Another family sells homemade scented candles and lotions. A local nursery features cut flower arrangements fresh from their test and display gardens. Another gentleman has potted annuals and perrenials to fill in those bare spots that show up this time of the year in our gardens. Naturally, there are several stalls featuring seasonal produce; tomatoes, peppers of all shapes, sizes, and hotness, green beans, beets, cabbage, kohlrabi, and finally corn on the cob.
I went to the market to buy only tomatoes, and came home with 4 ears of corn, 3 green peppers, 2 tomatoes, a head of purple cabbage, a quart of strawberries, and a cantaloupe. Since I rode my bike to the market, I was glad to see my husband drive up after his golf lesson so he brought the food home with him in the car I must get a basket for my new bike. My old basket doesn’t agree with my new bike’s handlebar/front wheel configuration and I haven’t yet found a good alternative.
We had BLT’s for lunch today with tomatoes just picked this morning and some fresh melon that was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Tonight we will have shish kebab with peppers and beef, corn on the cob from the market, and strawberries and ice cream. Wow. Summer is great and the organizers of the farmers’ market deserve more than a round of applause. It was a tremendous addition to our town’s activities and appeal.