Thursday, July 5, 2007

Farmers' Market

Today I shopped yet again at the Anderson County Farmers' Market. It's open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and I love to go there. Even if some of the produce is slightly higher than other places, I like buying vegetables and plants directly from local sources. Even though there wasn't supposed to be any corn this summer due to the freeze and the drought, a few farms have produced some, and it is delicious. I've also bought cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, new potatoes, and much more. And, we've enjoyed the hibiscus so much, as well as lantana and re-seeding vinca, that I am getting more and more interested in perennials. I want to get three more hibiscus plants, but they won't be available for another month, so I settled for three lantana plants this morning. (And five black-eyed susans, but Mike doesn't know yet that he's going to have to plant those tonight too. Please don't tell him.)

1 comment:

Deanna said...

How interesting that you mentioned the farmers market.
Jeff and I watched a documentary on local farmers going out of business. That afternoon, we headed to our local produce stand, Wade's Produce.
I love the feeling of buying the fresh produce from a produce stand. My kids get into it also.

My soapbox: Support your local farmers and produce stands!!!