Farmers Markets · Musings

Farmers’ Market Friday

What a perfect day to go browsing for vegetables and more strawberries.  It's sunny and all that, but this morning it was only about 70 degrees – quite comfy.

We got started later than usual this morning – Alex is on a field trip with his class (nice way to spend the last day of school!) and didn't have to go in as early, and also isn't home as early (i.e. not yet). 

Anyway, after we dropped him off and took care of a few other little things, Julia and I were off on our market journey.

She kept asking if we were OH NOW I REMEMBER.  Sorry.  She kept asking me if we were going "to that farmers market where they had the black and white pony and the other horses and the chickens" and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what she was talking about.  Because I'm mentally deficient.  Just as I was writing that first sentence to this paragraph, I remembered.  It was a little farm stand we stopped at a few weeks ago.  Not the farmers' MARKET.  But anyway.

We arrived, like I said, later than usual, and there were a lot of cars there – nice to see.  First thing Julia did once we crossed the little road was to spot the "Honey Stick Man" and race across the grass to pick out honey sticks.  I got some eggs from him again and gave him back the original egg carton from my purchase two weeks ago.  And we got 10 honey sticks. 

Next…some more strawberries, garlic scallions, and some San Marzano tomato plants – oh and a few more eggs – from Ledge Ends Farm…a bagel (Julia chose a poppyseed bagel that looked black, it was so covered with the seeds.  We also got a lemon basil plant and two lobsters.  Yeah, two lobsters.  It's the last day of school for my son and for my husband the teacher, so I figured we could celebrate a little.

I also have cake to bake.  We're having my son's birthday party tomorrow, there's a bunch of kids coming, and I haven't even cracked an egg in the direction of making this cake.  I'm just not organized for some reason.  But I have everything I need, and will bake the cake this afternoon after I get Alex.  He wants (AGAIN) a primitive landscape sort of cake populated with little plastic dinosaurs.  So that's what I'll do.  At least, having done the same theme the past few years for him, I don't really have to figure out what to do.  I'll take pictures (really, Jayne?) and post them when I get a chance. 

And that's about all I've got time to write about today.  I've got to tidy up the house, do laundry, dishes, make cake, and who knows what else.  I'll probably think of some huge major important thing around three in the morning. 

Sorry I've been sort of slacking this week – it's not for lack of subject matter – it's just been the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL and somehow it's been hard for me to make the time to SIT and TYPE.  But things should improve starting next week. 

I think.

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