Monday, August 8, 2011

farm to market…

CJ is a very early riser.

my boys? not so much.

during the week, she and I have been walking around the neighborhood while the boys get some extra zzzzzs. and almost every saturday by 7am, you’ll find us strolling the sidewalk of the Abilene Farmers Market, chatting with the most friendly people and picking the best selection of fresh and local tomatoes, squash, zucchini, herbs, watermelon and cantaloupe.

clearly nothing to cheer about in the financial market this week, but Aug 7-13 is the 12th annual national FARMERS market week and a perfect opportunity to share some pics of a recent AFM shopping trip.


i was reminded of one of my favorite sayings recently, “this too shall pass.”

while it’s often perceived as negative, i like to think i’m more of a glass half full gal.

these trying economic times, atrocious summer heat and record drought conditions will soon pass. all cause for much celebration. but i’ll be terribly sad when our farmers market closes for the season, and i’m not able to share these special early morning moments with my little princess. 


“Farmers markets grow healthy farms, healthy people, and healthy communities” says Stacy Miller, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “During a slow economic recovery, farmers markets are stand-out successes in delivering triple bottom line benefits while making entrepreneurship work in communities large and small.”


celebrate farmers, as stewards of rural America, by visiting your local market this weekend!!

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