You know that old saying about the early bird getting the worm? It’s true because that’s what happened at the market this past Saturday. All the early birds got to the market when it opened at 8 and snatched up all of the fresh vegetables and strawberries. A couple of hours later and there wasn’t a strawberry to be found. Plenty of berries were brought to market. But when some fruit or veggies that everyone’s been craving all winter long shows up, it disappears in a hurry and that’s what happen to the strawberries. And it wasn’t just the berries – the same thing started happening with produce like fresh broccoli, sugar snap peas and squash.
Things settle out a bit once when we get further into the summer season, but right now, if there’s something you (and everyone else) have the big craving for, it’s best to get to the market early. Just ask the people who missed out on the strawberries.
You can tell the grilling season has started in earnest. There were a lot of folks at the market this past Saturday buying hamburger, steaks, pork chops and more to throw on the backyard grill at home. Who could blame them? There’s nothing like the sizzle of meat on a grill, especially when that meat came from one of our local farms. Store bought meat is no match to meat from a local farmer. Find out for yourself next Saturday at the FFM as we celebrate Grill Day. Chef Jeff Lunsford of the Hearth and Grill Shop will be preparing grilled samples of meat from all of our meat farmers.
Absolutely mouthwatering good!
Finally, we spent this past Saturday at the market, doing one of our favorite things – people watching. From older couples to young “foodies”, you never know what you’re going to see at the market. Check it out for yourself.
Click here and visit the FFM photo gallery. Who knows… we might have caught you smiling at the market!