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One Happy Localvore

May 10th, 2009

I’m one happy localvore. Why?
I went to the farmer’s market yesterday morning. It was a beautiful morning, in the high 60’s and overcast.
There were a lot of plants for sale this week, I think a total of 4 vendors were selling all different kinds of plants; veggies, perennials, annuals, herbs, trees and shrubs.
I bought some euphorbia that I’ve been looking for and I bought a plum tree from Mr Vincent.
Mr Vincent has an apple orchard and sells apples and other fruit all season long at the market. This plum tree is an offspring of one of the old plum trees on his farm (he even had some photos of his old tree). He says they’re some of the best juicy plums you can find, I bought some from him last summer and they were quite tasty!
There were also a lot of baked goods and crafts for sale, as well as soaps and lotions.
So what else did I buy? Some apples and some delicious baby radishes. I also got a bar of olive oil soap, I can’t wait to try it. I was surprised that I didn’t see any lettuce for sale at the market, since it’s such a quick and easy crop.
I love going to the market, I really don’t need to buy veggies because I grow a lot of my own, but I love supporting local people that are growing things for the community. I encourage you to head on down to your local farmer’s market (or several) and buy a few things from the vendors. In this way you can strengthen your local food system and let the farmers know that people are interested in buying the things they grow!

What kinds of things are sold at your local farmer’s market?

7 Comments to “One Happy Localvore”
  1. Karen on May 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I agree, it’s fun to go even if you don’t really need anything. I went yesterday too for the first time in a while. Got a gorgeous bunch of varicolored lilacs for my mom, a cilantro plant for me, and some greenhouse basil and whole wheat sourdough to share at a family celebration.

    Karen’s last blog post.. Festival of Trees

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    • Susy on May 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

      MMM, whole wheat sourdough. That sounds delicious!

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  2. farm mom on May 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Oh, I hit the first farmers market of the year too last weekend. Amazing!! This time of the year it’s mostly plants, but there were a few early spring offerings: asparagus and rhubarb. Also cheeses, meats and jarred goods. Oh, and honey! Yum! :)

    farm mom’s last blog post.. Late to My Own Party

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  3. Leslee Masoero on May 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I am blessed in New Jersey and have lots of local farm stands all around my area. My favorite local guy does not use pesticides and his tomatoes and corn are the best in the area

    Most of the year I regret living in this state.. yet in the summer season I love being here.. it is the best for fresh vegetables and going to the shore!!

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  4. warren on May 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I am loving all of the plants right now…tons of herbs and a good number of tomato plants and the like. It won’t be long until we’re in fruits and veggies, but I think I like this time better…when I get to see all the potential food laying around!

    warren’s last blog post.. I have a crush

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  5. Lynn on May 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I love the fresh garlic and leeks which you can only find March to May.

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  6. Judy on May 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I love the pics of the market… that is so cool. They’ve recently started something like this in a city near where I live. I haven’t gone to it yet (it’s usually on Saturdays when I’m out working the garden LOL). But I’m going to have to go to show my support to the local farmers.

    Judy’s last blog post.. Yeah! It’s Friday — May 15, 2009

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