WHAT A GREAT 1ST DAY OPENER!
Saturday’s first Lemhi County Farmers’ Market of the 2015 season was a huge success. The weather was fantastic by staying nice all morning and people were soaking it in with a lazy stroll of conversation. It was such a pleasure to see all of the great displays the vendors used showcasing their particular expertise. There was such a variety of vegetable and herb starts available including everything from mint to kale and, of course, a variety of tomatoes. Plus beautiful flowers for your front door to greet your guests with a visual array of colors and fragrances.
It cannot be stressed more clearly the importance of knowing where and how your food is grown. To be able to learn directly from the farmer how to maximize the flavor of food is an art they are willing to share. There is nothing like the flavor and feel of all this freshly picked produce just waiting to be enjoyed by your family. Plus, the produce will last longer in your refrigerator.
Just about everyone has a backyard garden. You plant your favorite vegetables and anticipate the taste and color gracing your table. You might even feel a bit adventurous by planting a different colored carrot or beet. So, in planning of your garden this year, how about planting an extra row for donation to the food banks? Have extra space in your yard but find you don’t have the time or energy to work the soil? Maybe you have a neighbor looking to expand their range of produce and willing to share the bounty. All your starts are available at the Farmers’ Market. Just food for serious thought.
Next week you will find asparagus, spinach, lettuce, arugula, zucchini, rainbow chard, red Russian kale, bok choy, lettuce and fresh herbs. You can pick up eggs and breads as well as jams, jellies and mustard. Having guests this summer? Pick up a hand painted card and a bar of soap made from goat’s milk as a pillow gift. Quality handmade furniture, jewelry or spun yarn can all be found at the market.
You can change your world and make it a better place by visiting the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market every week and supporting our local farmers and artisans. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook. If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.993.1128 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the market!