Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Farmers Market Today
This morning the Ann Arbor Farmers Market was fairly busy, but not unpleasantly crowded. The number of sellers is so large that stalls now occupy quite a bit of the parking lot, as well as the established aisles.
We enjoyed seeing all the bedding plants in rows and on racks: herbs, tomatoes, all sorts of flowers. We bought asparagus, lettuce, and red spring onions, as well as a chicken and some lamb from the Ernst Farm stand, whose meat we enjoyed last year.
I was delighted to learn that the Michigan maple syrup growers had a huge success this year -- the poor conditions in Canada and New England didn't happen here. I bought some maple candy. The farmer says he's getting requests to sell his crop wholesale -- so they may run out despite the good crop.