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Sunday, August 7, 2011
August Farmer's Market
Our first Farmers Market day of August 2011 dawned with a hazy peach sunrise. I took a bunch of sunrise photos, but will only subject you to a couple: this shot of the garden
and this image where Cocoa looks like a red-nosed reindog.
Getting up early to do the market makes it painfully obvious that the days are now getting shorter each week. The interns got up extra early to harvest squash blossoms from the garden and gather sumac berries from the prairie and had to work in the dark. Jen carries a basket of sumac spikes, which were sold with instructions for making refreshing sumac-ade. Jen is interning with us this week in her series of farm stays across Canada and the U.S.
Brendan, Bethany and Jen managed our booth at the market Saturday.
Bread usually sells out by 11 a.m. Bethany also made scones, zucchini bread and cinnamon brioches this week that were snapped up.
Rog took a few photos of our some of neighboring vendors spectacular products.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.