Friday, September 7, 2012

Lakeland Farmer's Market

Our town has a farmer's market that is open once a week.
Unfortunately, there is nothing organically grown
and the vendors are not the growers. 
The folks who sell there
buy from other folks in another city.
It's still local food,
but I so long for dealing directly with the farmer.

The Lakeland Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays.
It's the next biggest town over.
We get there on occasion.
With the cooler weather ensuing,
we may have to make it a more frequent event.

There's nothing I like better than being outside
and visiting the market is a great excuse to do just that.

A few vendors sell a variety of plants.
At this point, I'm not looking to add anything to the garden.

There is food and drink to be found as well.
Love that fresh-squeezed lemonade!

Unique gifts can be found from handmade soaps and candles
to reusable bags, backpacks and kid's clothes.
A friend gave me one of these shopping bags as a gift
and I absolutley love it and use it all the time.

This is Debbie and Edit from EcoFarms.
Since the price of gas went up,
Debbie is no longer able to visit our town to deliver her organic produce.
She is one of the few vendors who not only grows her own crops,
but they are grown organically.
Well worth the trip for us to get the good stuff.

Here is one of the beautiful calabaza pumpkins she grows.
This time I saved the seeds so I can grow some too!

Hope you have a wonderful farmer's market to visit soon!