Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Farmers Market
For several years I've been taking photos of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, which rents stalls only to the primary growers of fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants, and meat. Bakers, potters, and other craftsmakers can also sell their own products. Farmers drive in from the area perhaps 50 miles around -- one orchard from Traverse City brings cherries in a few times a year. The cherries I bought today are from closer to home, though. The potatoes were dug yesterday, and the farmer said it's only the second time he's harvested them this year -- so they are NEW potatoes! It's the end of the season for sugar peas -- I hope the ones I bought are really tender.
Obviously, this means everything is local.
Today was my first trip to the market this year. It definitely belongs in my little series on my favorite markets and supermarkets!