Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Big Market

This Saturday was the second week of the Highland Farmers' Market. This is our "big" market, a counterpart to the Thursday afternoon MicroMarket (MiMa).

This week we sold bags of salad mix (lettuces, spinach, arugula and garden cress), arugula bouquets, bags of spinach, turnips and turnip greens, two varieties of kale, and fresh herbs including oregano, thyme, tarragon, savory, dill, mint, and parsley. The veggies were picked on Friday afternoon for Saturday's market - just about as fresh as you can get!

The markets are a great way to connect with people in the community. We talk with chefs, people interested in starting restaurants (like the man above), local gardeners, moms and kids from Family Harmony music classes, and all kinds of individuals and families that live a block away or as far as SE Denver. It's a lot of fun --- everyone has something to tell us about their experiences growing food, the recipe they're shopping for, or why they prefer arugula to spinach (or vice versa!).

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