I pulled in at 6:30AM with all my booth supplies, and it wasn't long after, the customers began arriving (we don't technically open until 8AM, but who's gonna say no to a sale?). Before things got too busy and I was needed at my own booth (I host the information booth for the market), I made my way to each vendor's display while mentally reviewing what all-local supplies I already had at home: things like brown rice, honey, chard, collard greens, sage, and lambs-quarter (all fresh); as well as home-canned soups, pasta sauce, corn, and pinto beans in the pantry.
With home already a local food extravaganza, I picked up a few supplements: watermelon, zucchini, yellow squash, white eggplant (teeny tiny ones in the cloth bag), basil, grape jelly, and eggs. And with that we are well on our way to another local food week. Mmm, mmm!
The market Saturday morning also brought some wonderful news! We will now offer two year-round markets - our regular Saturday market (which is already year-round) and a Wednesday market (formerly April-August) at locally-owned grocery store Village Foods. Yeah local!
So what will become of all these wonderful local goodies here at home? Stay tuned for Thursday's market to table post to find out. Until then, have a great week. And, as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!