Monday, May 21, 2012

Welcome Back- The Opening of the Farmer's Market

Spring moves slowly here in the Mid-Atlantic, but this past weekend our local farmer’s market opened. While it is still early for many of the vendors, it was a time to greet the merchants like they were old friends.

There were great baked goods from Dennis Darr’s Alice Bakery, along with those from Tabora Farms, who will be a welcome addition to the downtown when their store opens.

Jett's Produce had early spring greens--lettuces and Swiss chard--that were grown in their hot houses, bringing promises of the days ahead.

There were plants available to purchase and plant at home. A few craft vendors, such as Wayne Stratz and Margaret Almon's Nutmeg Designs, were spread between the stalls.

Mainly Mushrooms returned for their second year with foraged ramps and fiddlehead ferns, plus wild treats like morels and porcini mushrooms.


As the weeks progress, the farmers will have more offerings, piled high and beckoning us to cook. Until then, we must wait.

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