I've been doing the mundane stuff around here. You know, laundry, bills, cleaning. It certainly isn't picture worthy or blog worthy for sure! But yesterday, as I was coming home from the local grocery store I spotted a sign. At first I thought it was just a garage sale or a church supper sign but when I looked closer it said "FARMER'S MARKET" at the Presbyterian Church parking lot 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning! I almost drove off the road! I have been wishing, hoping, dreaming of a farmer's market here in our own town for years!
I would even travel sometimes to other towns to go to theirs but when gas prices went up it just wasn't worth my while.
So guess where I went first thing this morning? You betcha! I was worried too because I have been to some small town farmer's markets only to come home and find stickers on the produce indicating they had bought it at a local store and were reselling at a higher price! I was praying that would not be the case here and it wasn't!
There was even an Amish family there selling produce and backed goods and homemade jams and jellies! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! You can bet the Amish do not spray pesticides nor do they use preservatives or preprocessed foods unless they processed it themselves. I knew I could trust them!
In fact, I got to talking with them about the Amish up in Kalona, Iowa and they said they had relatives there.
I didn't know we had Amish around here but I am so happy! They are such wonderfully kind and honest people and they make the best neighbors ever! So, anyway.....here's what I got!
Some yellow wax beans which you never see in the store........