Market May 19, 2018
Usually we are the second ones getting to the market to set up each week. Today we pulled in right behind the one who gets here first. It was 5:05 a.m. and had we left five minutes earlier (which we were on schedule to do until I forgot something and had to go back) we could have claimed the title Market Earliest Bird!
A lot goes into packing up and leaving home to come set up as a part of of a small community focused on local food. The recent Romaine Lettuce incident shows why supporting small, local farms is an important part of our food security. If we only depend on one huge lettuce grower in Yuma, Arizona and he happens to get hit with a food safety issue, and he supplies the majority of Romaine Lettuce to the entire country, then our food supply is not safe. But, when we support and depend on small local farmers who have a great deal of diversity, then we can feel better about our food safety.
Our lettuce is almost ready and I anticipate us to have some next week. Wish we had it now as there is currently a huge demand for local lettuces.
We have more asparagus with us today. Fresh and local and organic. Restaurants have been snapping this up but we wanted to have more for the market today (we sold out early last week) so we cut back a bit on the restaurant sales. We like the partnerships we have with local restaurants. We are very fortunate in this area to have such a strong farm to table mentality.
We also have grass-fed and grass finished ground beef, roasts and steaks.
Herbs and Herb Boxes as well as a few birdhouses will be available today.
Come out and see us.
Thank you for your support.
Larry and Beth