Broccoli, spinach, carrots, cabbage, green onions, red onions, yellow onions, red potatoes, white potatoes, collards, lettuce, swiss chard, kohlrabi, tomatoes, strawberries, dried fruits, eggs, locally roasted coffees, a variety of vegetable and herb plants ready for your home garden, turnips, jams and jellies, a variety of salsas, canned okra, pickles, yeast breads, corn bread, sweet breads, pies, decorative plants, herbs, locally roasted peanuts, whole wheat flour, cornbread mix, cornmeal, olive oil, and lots of craft items. What a list!
Despite the cabbage and onion waiting to be picked in the garden and a pantry full of home-canned, local tomatoes and soups, I couldn't resist the beautiful array of fresh fruits and veggies that call for me to be taken home. This week, I came home with a beautiful variety of greens (spinach, chard, and lettuce), as well as red onions, yellow onions, red potatoes, white potatoes, broccoli (2 bags full of clippings and a large head), carrots, and mint.
Here we are, almost April, coming up on spring and summer harvest. Gone will be the cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower; opening up spots on vendor tables for green beans, cucumbers, and squash. You know, eating locally is truly a beautiful lesson in nature. A lesson that tastes pretty darn fabulous. So, who's gonna help me eat all this?
Have a great week, everyone! And, as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!