Good Friday allowed me to cross off number 95 on my Day Zero project… Attend a Local Farmer’s Market.
I’m a member of a women’s organization and at our April meeting they had the head of a local farmer’s market come visit us and tell us about the market.
Wow, just Wow! The one where I live I’m fairly certain you just show up at the court house on the respected day and sell your produce, but this one is much more in depth! They have to contact the head lady about selling their product. Then she comes and does a farm visit. She tries to do a farm visit 1-2 times per year, so she knows if you are selling something you didn’t grow, and if you are, you are banned for life! Life! So anyway then the market is open on Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s. There was so much more that I can’t even begin to share… and you may not find it nearly as impressive as I did but I sure did!
The opening day was on Good Friday. That is the opening day for summer. They have the market open year round with different things, plus they even have a day for artists, I think it was the 2nd Saturday of every month.
Then they have food that is prepared in a USDA certified kitchen but then different groups and organizations volunteer to serve the food the day of the festivities. The money is then donated to different organizations around the area. And Oh. My. Gosh. was the smell of the food to die for! I’m not even sure what they were serving, I was trying not to get run over. There were people galore! Nope, never been there although it’s only like 7 miles at most from my work… What can I say, I’m a slacker. I have been to the one in our town but it’s not much!
They had cheese vendors, bread vendors, vegetable vendors, plant vendors, flower vendors, fresh egg vendors and so much more. We are SO going back 🙂 I’m all for agriculture and promoting local farmers so hey it’s a 2 for 1 deal for me!
**see I didn’t share a recipe 🙂 This might be why I haven’t done my Easter post yet ;)**