Farmer's Marketing: January 12, 2008

Although I had to be speedy so I could make it to one of Brian Polcyn's great cooking classes at the Five Lakes Grill in Milford, I had to take at least a little time to come down to the Market on Saturday. It was a gorgeous sunny day, even if it was only 30º. 


The nice people from Cohoctah Honey Works were there this week. Have I mentioned I think they have the best prices on the lovely beeswax candles? They have great soaps too. And apparently, this is where Eve finds her seasonal honeys.  I noticed in this month's Observer that there is going to be what sounds like a fascinating talk at the Annual Meeting of the Washtenaw Conservation District called:  The Fascinating World of Bees and Beekeeping on January 24th. 


There are still lots of apples and cider at the market. The Wasem folks seem to be there every week. I love visiting their orchard in the fall.  I wouldn't go to the nearby Wiard's for 3 hot donuts.  Hot donuts from the fryer, mmmm. Almost as good as bacon. :)


The surprise of the market this week: Community Farm rutabagas! They're gorgeous!  I haven't seen a rutabaga since sometime last fall and they were only at the market for a couple of weeks. I was so happy to see them I bought 2 baskets.  Not sure yet what I'm going to make....rutabaga pie?  Neeps and tatties? 



Brine's Farm Update: At a little after 9am, I was buying one of Shannon's last bags of greens while he was saying "I'm out, I don't know what I'm going to do."  Apparently there is a rush of customers and a line now between 8:15 and 9:00.  I was thinking: "This is a problem you want to have."


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