Thursday, May 3, 2012

Farm Market Time

Excuse the dark pictures, please.  It was a cloudy, cold morning!  But, we finally made it to a local farm that sells grass fed dairy products and hosts a farm market each week.  I was amazed at the variety available already in this part of the world.  Thanks in part to the "hoop" houses I saw pictures of at one farmer's stand.  We bought raw organic honey, fresh spinach, and some yogurt.

We've decided to take a look at our food budget and see exactly how much we already spend on produce, milk, other things we saw today.  We'd like to set aside that money and buy from the farmers.

And, they have CSA pick ups, too!  I think we will sign up for the one in the fall, as I don't think we can come up with an extra couple hundred bucks right now.

And it that is not enough to be excited about, they had a stand that sells the local seeds that I wanted to buy!  We got busy attacking weeds when we got home.  OK, The Mr. and Little Dude got busy.  And they drilled holes into the kiddie pool.  Now I just need some peat moss and perhaps some straw or something to put around the garden to keep the weeds down.  I am also going to go get some Weed Pharm, an organic weed killer.  The dandelions will be tamed!


  1. My mom had a garden (huge) and she would go out every morning before we got up and when the sun was just rising to weed her garden. No matter how hard you try to control weeds with other things (mulch, straw, Weed Pharm), it takes persistence and lots of work to keep the weeds at bay. I think it is like our own lives. We can only get the "weeds" of sin out of our lives by daily devotions and constantly attending to our hearts in prayer. I think this is the way the Lord wants it to be and He uses garden weeds to show us just how easy it is for sin to grow in our lives. Just my thought for the day! :)

  2. We like to buy locally too, when we can. There are a lot of farms around us, and two great Farmers Markets. So glad you found something like this.

  3. I think the pics are still good :)
    and yes buying locally is not only smart but being a good neighbor too :) its supporting the local community where it is truly needed..