Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday Farmers' Market Picks

Last Saturday was the opening day for the Meridian Township Farmers' Market in Okemos but since we were in Arizona, we didn't get a chance to go. But this morning, we were the first ones to arrive! Going to the farmers' market is a weekly ritual for our family. We leave the house at 7:30 am so that we have time to stop for a cup of coffee at Beaner's before arriving at the market at 8:00 am, opening time. I love the farmers' market. I love the colors, the smells, the food, and most of all, the farmers who grow our food for us and reliably show up week after week, rain or shine. After spending the last few months eating storage vegetables, frozen/dried/canned fruits and vegetables, and produce transported thousands of miles from farms to the East Lansing Food Co-op, I was ecstatic to visit the market. There were no strawberries yet but we filled our bags with some of our favorite early spring vegetables.

Meridian Township Saturday Farmers' Market Picks: spinach (Titus Farms); asparagus, rhubarb (Threadgould Gardens); romaine lettuce, baby mixed greens, plant starts (red and green leaf lettuce, green pepper, rosemary, oregano, thyme, Celebrity tomato, cucumber), Easter egg radishes, beets (Owosso Organics); plant starts (Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, sweet Chelsea cherry tomatoes, Yellow Pear tomatoes, Moonglow tomatoes - who can resist a tomato called Moonglow? - basil, Beatrice eggplant, parsley, nasturtium ) Green Eagle Farm; parsnips (Wildflower Eco Farm )

1 comment:

Kate said...

It sounds like this week (we were unable to go, much to my sadness) was better than the first week. We'll be back this Saturday--though it's also a Creswick drop off day!

My question, however, remains--where is the coffee lady? The coffee from the woman at Meridian Farmer's Market was one of my very favorite things (just before the eggrolls). She wasn't there two weeks ago--my lettuce woman at the Market said she'd look into it.

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