Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Car or no car, I wanted to get to the Farmer’s Market today. I didn’t get there last week, and I’m in need of fresh peas and lettuce.
We bundled up. We scrounged up $8 in cash and change. We stuck two clips in Ainsley’s thickening hair. We set out for our 1.2 mile adventure to the Farmer’s Market.
It’s a breezy, cloudy day. I think we felt a few sprinkles along the way, but it was ideal walking weather, especially considering its July.
We rolled along at great pace and got there in under 25 minutes. After checking out all the prices and choices, I selected produce from a few different growers. At one stand, we bumped into our neighbor, Judy. It’s the first time we’ve seen each other out and about.
- $2: A grocery bag of mixed lettuce (It’s overflowing in a huge salad bowl in the fridge now. I have no idea how to store all that lettuce!)
- $2: A tray of peas (I’m addicted.)
- $2: A tray of zucchini (to be roasted with garlic and s&p, added to spaghetti sauce, or baked in bread)
- $1: A bundle of yellow onions
- $1: I asked for half a tray of green beans (It was that or beets. I decided to stick with what I know.)
We finished the 1.2 mile walk home in about 20 minutes. Ainsley chewed on her elephant the entire way. Oh, and she waved emphatically at an elderly woman walking past us.
I love the Farmer’s Market.
And I love Ainsley.
I have a pretty great life.