Thursday, September 6, 2007

Orono Farmer's Market

Our favorite Farmer's Market is about an hours drive from our home, BUT, where else can I get such incredible food and friendship? Ummm... well ... there! So, off we go just about every Tuesday or Saturday to purchase our veggies, meats, and the occasional flower or two. And we always find old friends (I used to live in that area) as well as make new ones (Isaac is really good at that).

My favorite part of the market is the fact that I can get the absolute best meats there .... farm raised, grass-fed, organic beef and pork. Nothing better. I have just begun eating meat after nearly 15 years as a vegetarian, and I am veracious (I eat meat almost nightly now)! I am very thankful for my vegetarian years, and no less thankful for this new era of meat-eating years. Boy, steak is yummy...

And there is something so special about meeting the people who farm and harvest your foods for you. You can rest assurred that they are passing on to you the highest quality beef , carrots, and basil because they produce it for their own families. And they put their face to it. This is a way of life for them that no other food business can match.

As for Isaac, well, he loves that he can pick out the foods for himself and that he can flirt with his favorite baby while Mommy continues her shopping and or gabbing.

Do you have a local (or not so local) farmer's market? Tell me about it.


1 comment:

Paula said...

We have an awesome Sunday Market. It is incredible, you can get almost anything your little heart desires from local produce to baked items to arts and crafts and everything in between. There is a food court set up at one end with the yummiest fresh foods imaginable and entertainment all day long. Our market runs from Mothers Day weekend to the first weekend in October and is a total hoot. I try to go as many Sundays as I can. Our little town is only 9,000 people but our Sunday Market is the second biggest in the state next to Portland's. Come visit!