i couldn't agree more. I spent the morning at my local farmers market finishing off getting my winter supplies of maple products (syrup, jelly and butter), more jams and pickles, garlic supplies (oil, vinegar, fresh, chopped and dehydrated) and a wood and stained glass "memory box" to put some of Dick's things in. Oh and some squashes for a squash and leek soup! All the goods are grown in spitting distance of my village and all the vendors are neighbours---next week is the last of the regular market days and I shall sorely miss them until next spring! _________________ Vivant Linguae Mortuae!!
Joined: 29 Sep 2004 Posts: 2498 Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:06 pm Post subject:
Yes! Apart from the fact that you're getting better food and making a way of life possible for small farmers, they really help to maintain a sense of community. Maybe that's extra special in a highly urban area like mine, but it feels so pleasant to stroll around among other families and individuals. No check out lines. No rush to get home and throw dinner on the table. Just random peeks at what looks good and sharing something particularly wonderful with a complete stranger who appreciates the same things.
I love it!! _________________ God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. -- Garrison Keillor
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