Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today was the final farmer's market of the season, and although it was overcast, everyone had a really great time. We visited with all of our favorite vendors and friends, made sure we were signed up for winter drop-offs, gave our hugs, and stocked up for the winter. Brought home:
2 butternut squash
1 acorn squash
1 pumpkin (for eating--we had another for carving)
a whole lot of apples
a bunch of turnips
a big bag of potatoes
2 packs of sweet Italian sausage
2 packs of bacon
1 pack of scrapple
2 jars of jam (blueberry and peach)
2 rounds of goat cheese
1 gallon of cider
I probably would have gotten more but (1) we did not have enough money for more, (2) we found out the pork guy would be setting up on the plaza on Saturdays until Thanksgiving, and (2) the Lamb people and the goat cheese people are doing winter shares/drops so we can actually get some of that in the coming months. In fact, the Virginia Lamb stand did not have any ground lamb today, so I skipped them knowing I could get some in the near future.
Overall the market was fun as usual and it was a little sad to say goodbye. It's really our summer social event of the weekend!