Just the Beginning
Bright spring daffodils from Lor Farm
Just the Beginning
The sun came out to grace us all during the opening day of the 2021 market season this past Saturday. As shoppers strolled the market filling baskets with their tasty finds, the season kickoff was a good omen for all the wonderful things to come over the next 30 weeks.
Early spring markets are filled with colorful flower bouquets, trays of plants ready for the garden and of course, some great hidden gems, like ramps from Bonde Bee (pictured).
For many of us market shoppers, the first few markets are a time to indulge in those favorites we've missed over the winter like buttery chocolate chip cookies from Honey Bee Bakery or the ever-classic spicy cheese bread from Stella's Bakery.
It's also the time of year to enjoy some of the earliest garden harvests, like fresh spinach from County Line Plants & Produce or spring onions from Sai's Garden.
While mother nature tricked us with a little dusting of snow this week, we know full well the direction we're headed in and that means getting our own gardens ready to fill with summer beauty.
The return of West Star Farm (pictured) this season means you'll have a great selection of vegetable and flower starts to kick things off and with more plant vendors returning over the coming weeks, the options just keep on growing.
Warmer days in the forecast will have many of us looking to brush off our grilling skills too. With a great selection of locally raised meats from vendors like Highland Spring Farm, ParKelm Farm and others, the market is the place to start for a season of patio grilling.
There's so much to look forward to at the dawn of the market season that one week is simply not enough to take it all in. Thankfully, just like coming warmer days, this is just the beginning!
See you at market!
Fresh burdock root from Urban Gourmet