Tag Archives: farmer’s market

from the earth.

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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

‘the outside doesn’t always match the inside.’ – r. crane

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farmer m shows the kinders what’s inside.

‘who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.’

-carl jung

 

 

oakland county farmer’s market, pontiac, michigan

on the wind.

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rows and rows of flowering kale and cabbages

all come together

to create a beautiful, tiny fairy forest.

“a forest is not a wilderness,

but a community of souls who speak to one another on the wind.”

― anthony t. hincks

 

 

oakland county farmer’s market, pontiac, michigan, usa

simplicity.

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after learning about artist, andy goldsworthy

  the kinders create in his style

finding

building

and finally

leaving it all behind

to return to nature in its own time.

“simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.”

-phillp james bailey

 

 

 

 

 

grow.

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we plant

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we nourish

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we shop

and

we learn

from the farmers at the market 

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we become farmers with our own market.

“when tillage begins, other arts follow.

the farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”

-daniel webste

farmer.

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went for a farmer’s market visit

saw all the stuff they grew 

kinders met the farmers

asked them questions

painted pumpkins

filled their bags

soap maker

vegetable growers

fruit lady

flower farmers

pumpkin man

beekeeper/honey maker

bakers

artists

fairy treasures

candy

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