Smiles and sunshine brightened last weekend’s Farmers’ Market, as delicious treats and bountiful crafts enticed families and visitors to come out and enjoy the morning. I quite enjoyed myself as I went from booth to booth and talked with locals. I bought some gifts and planned future dinners to make from freshly harvested food.
Next market I hope to make a strawberry rhubarb pie with fresh strawberries and rhubarb from Canyon Wren Farm. They had a beautiful sample of strawberries, rhubarb, kale and morels that sold out fast. Their Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches were also very popular and could be seen in the hands of many shoppers.
Rainbows danced around the south end of the market as Paul Werner’s water prisms reflected the sunlight. I loved hearing about Paul’s business, Creative Moments, and his story about how he learned to make water prisms and how they can last more than 35 years if not exposed to extreme temperature changes. I never knew that water was the secret to creating these beautiful rainbows from the glass prisms! You learn something new every day, especially from the lovely shop owners at any one of these booths.
So next Farmers’ Market, come downtown and see what treasures and treats you can find! Get your hair pinned up with hair sticks by Linda Young of Fancy Lady Jewelry, see a Wooly Sasquatch, or buy some delicious jam for your next picnic. Buy a beautifully handcrafted vintage-style apron to wear as you make that strawberry rhubarb pie or eat an overflowing breakfast bagel. Enjoy the day with the family, but don’t forget to get here early if you want some fresh goodies!
Lemhi County’s Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Town Square Park in Salmon.
Hope to see you there!
~Jenny Gonyer (Summer Intern at Salmon Valley Stewardship and Lemhi Regional Land Trust)