Monday, October 19, 2009
Loving our Locals
We are extremely fortunate to live in an area with a plethora of farmers markets all within a short drive. All of them are equally wonderful, but I thought I would share one of our favorites - the Oregon City Farmers Market.
The atmosphere is so very welcoming and open. I have never met so many kind people in such a small radius before.
Every time we go I am pleasantly surprised by the amount and the price of the local organic produce. I am used to the poor selection and absurd prices that we had at the farmers market back in Virginia, so this is like a dream.
One of K's favorites is the local organic CSA stand. She loves their tomatoes and enjoys filling up her bucket with them.
C, on the other hand, just enjoys eating everything she can get her hands on. She is usually covered in food (as you can see) by the time we head back to the van.
We picked up quite a few goodies this last trip. The usual assortment of fall veggies (notice almost all the tomatoes K picked out are already gone by the time we get home) and some local honey.
But this last trip was extra special for us because we had two special orders waiting for us there. One was some sweet smelling beeswax we requested from out local beekeepers and the other was a custom bird feeder. The people that made the bird feeder are some of the nicest I've ever met. I love that they use wood found on the ground to make their sweet creations. Feeding and providing safe havens for birds is important to us and I think this little bird feeder is just perfect for helping us with that.
I love that it looks like a little log cabin, and the fact that I met and know the person that created it for our birds makes it that much more special.
If you look closely enough in the picture above you can see a little black capped chickadee eating til his heart's content.
Feast away my feathered friend, feast away!
What do you pick up from your local farmers market?