happy national farmer’s market week!
“a farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.”
-amit kalantri, wealth of words
art credit: leo cullum
white lotus farms, ann arbor, mi
it’s national farmer’s market week – shop from your local farms
Dubbed “the farmers’ market effect” by the New York Times, a recent study shows that vouchers that permit low-income women to shop at a local farmers’ market increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their families. “It’s not clear why mothers visiting a farmers’ market wound up buying more vegetables than grocery store shoppers, but some women told the researchers that the produce sold at markets seemed to be fresher and of higher quality than supermarket offerings. Many shoppers also said they enjoyed the pleasant community experience and the chance to interact directly with growers.”
“raw ingredients trump recipes every time;
farmers and ranchers who coax the best from the earth
can make any of us appear to be a great cook.”
-judy rodgers, the zuni cafe cookbook
went for a farmer’s market visit
saw all the stuff they grew
kinders met the farmers
asked them questions
filled their bags
one showed us
the special black dirt
he grows things in
it is like magic.
tomorrow we cook.
the farmer has to be an optimist
or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.
– will rogers