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No Need for the Farmers’ Market

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Usually in the summer, we get most of our produce from the Farmers’ Market.  We have learned, however, that we need to ask the sellers if they grew the produce and if it’s local.  I’m amazed at how many people bring Alabama tomatoes or South Carolina peaches to an Indiana Farmers’ Market.  One huge reason we go to a Farmers’ Market is to get local produce!

Anyway, we’ve been to the Farmers’ Market only two or three times this year, because we’ve had so much of our own produce, plus that of friends and family.  Chef has harvested over 30 pounds of goodies, including lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, tomatoes, leeks, zucchini, squash, and peas.  My sister-in-law brought over tomatoes, cabbage, and zucchini last night.  I also benefitted from my sister’s garden — I got cucumbers, bell peppers, and beets.  (And I found out I like beets!  Chef just microwaved them with salt and butter.  Yum!  They were really good.)  Plus, a lady at work brought me some zucchini to make up for causing me extra work last week.

So we haven’t had much need for the Farmers’ Market this year.

And that’s okay by me.


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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