Thursday, July 25, 2013

fun at the farmers' market


We are lucky to have a great farmers' market in our area.  I often forget that it isn't something everyone has, and I am extremely grateful for it!  Our market runs every Wednesday from May 1st through the end of October, and then the winter market runs twice each month November through April.  I love that they sell pretty much anything you could ask for as far food goes.  They have all the veggies you could ask for, chicken/beef/pork, shellfish (this is Maine after all!), and then there are the desserts...too numerous to name them all!

Yesterday was their Family Farm Festival.  It was such a great time!  There were a lot of different animals for the kids to play with.  Emma’s favorite was this little goat above!  It was kind of funny because the goat was just out walking around in the grass, and there was a little dog that was in a fenced off area right next to the goat.

We were having such a great time going to visit all the different animals and planting seeds as well as playing “find the farmer” that I totally forgot I was there to do some shopping as well!  Unfortunately, but the time I remembered that I wanted lettuce, all the farmers had sold out of it.  I was able to get some zucchini and summer squash though – which I can’t seem to grow for the life of me!  I also bought some blueberries, although those were gone before we even left the park.

The kids were able to spend the rest of the afternoon at the playground adjacent to the farmers’ market.  They had a great time, and everyone was completely wiped out by the time we got home – my kind of afternoon!

Does your town have a farmers’ market that you go to?  Are you in an area that doesn't have a lot of fresh and local foods available?  Are you in one of the “food desert” areas that are often in the news?

Linking up at the Homestead Barn Hop and Clever Chicks

4 comments:

  1. I so wish we were closer lady. I've got zucchini and lettuce coming out my ears! Looks like a great day!

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  2. Looks like a fun day - the perfect way to spend the afternoon! We love ours too, and are lucky to have so many local food sources available!

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  3. I love our Farmer's Market and I sell baked goods there. We are lucky that ours run year round here in AZ. We set up in a park and there are always lots of activities for the kids and we have live music every week too. :)

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  4. I love the farmer's market, but we've been so busy all summer we haven't been at all! We need to fix that - we have been wanting to ride the trolley and hit the science museum anyhow!

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