Thursday, May 13, 2010
So busy prepping for this weekend's Market (something about a great weather forecast just makes me go crazy with the busy.. or busy with the crazy... I don't know...) that this entry will have to be short.
A few links, first, to get you in the mood:
President Obama's task force report on solving childhood obesity is out - one recommendation, which would be good for all os us, would be grow more fruits and vegetables in the US (PDF)
This week's produce will include a bunch more strawberries than in the previous two weeks - just follow your nose into the Market. By my calculations, there will be berries in the first four rows, and Veggie Trails and Tiny Greens (among many fabulous others) are in Row 5, so make sure you give the whole place the once-over to make sure you're not missing anything. Other yummy food in season includes lettuce mixes and head lettuces, spinach, radishes, rainbow chard, fresh cut herbs, green onions, asparagus (still going incredibly strong), celery, etc. There will be many vegetable and herb starts, plus flowers (hanging baskets and bouquets). The farm-raised meats, cheeses, eggs, and honey are all widely available - grassfed, grain fed, pastured poultry and pork, whatever - TALK TO YOUR GROWER. They can give you the straight dope on how what they do is done.
LINK/credit/debit cards as payment is totally happening at the Market this weekend and every weekend. See last week's entry for more info about how it works. We'll also have a brochure at the City tent that describes how it works with LINK, and your friendly Market staffer will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. Thanks for your early support of this program - it's great to have options!
Next week - Sprouts at the Market returns with a seed starting workshop co-sponsored by Market vendor Tiny Greens and Champaign County Extension's Master Gardeners. more info next week, or you can check the blog or Facebook page.
Gotta bounce - see you Saturday!