Farmers Market Sunday

Today is extremely windy, which made shopping at the Farmers Market not so fun as usual.  Everyone was trying to make sure their tents stayed up, papers and money were blowing all over the place, and the music guy lost his guitar at one point.  We didn’t have much to get as this week is extremely busy and we still have eggs and spinach left over from last week, but we picked up a few more things.

Our loot from today:


  • 1/2 gallon of milk from Battenkill Creamery
  • 1/2 gallon of cider and 2 apples from Maynard Farms
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus from Buhrmaster Farms
  • 1 bunch ramps from Painted Goat Farm
  • Plants from Barber Farms

We picked up the rest of our plants today, with the exception of eggplant, to plant in the garden plot this week:

Brandywine, Pineapple and Green Zebra tomato plants

Brandywine, Pineapple and Green Zebra tomato plants

Zucchini plant

Zucchini elite plant (a bit windblown)

Aruba Pepper plant

Aruba Pepper plant

So now we have 12 tomato plants, 8 zucchini plants and 4 pepper plants.  We still have some melon, and hot peppers we’re currently growing from seed at home that we will need to transplant.  Corn and green beans still need to be planted, but we’re waiting till the end of May for that.

And yesterday, while at the Co-op, we picked up this:

Alpine Strawberry plant

Alpine Strawberry plant

This is an alpine strawberry plant, different from the everbearing strawberries we planted a few weeks ago. This will just grow up and out, rather than putting out runners, like the everbearing ones.  We left this inside on our windowsill overnight and one of the kitties enjoying chewing on it very much (you can see how chewed up it is in the pic) and then left us presents of vomit all around the house.  Lovely!

And that’s it for now! I have a bunch of new blog posts to write because of all we did this weekend but it is uber-busy here and we need to run downstate for the day for Mother’s Day right now.  Check back later for more!


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