On Wednesday this week the Farmer's Market was almost lonely. The most noticeable marketers were the pre-schoolers and home-schoolers using the market for their classroom. "Aaaaapple - what does apple start with?" There's plenty of space for them right now. And for the producers who are doing season extension work by growing cold season hardy crops and using hoophouses. In this photo of Tantré's table, you can see that it's still completely full of beautiful produce.
I'm not dreading this winter for once because we're laying in some provisions - just like Laura Ingalls. The provisions include a couple of local turkeys, a Thanksgiving share from Tantré (60 pounds of storage vegetables!), a quarter of beef, and some chickens. A trip up to Westwind Milling soon will yield a supply of organic wheat flours, cornmeal and herbs. And I know I'm going to be able to continue to get some nice produce and hopefully eggs at the market on Saturdays. I've got some jam and some tomato sauce in the freezer. I think Laura would be happy.