Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farmer's Market

On Friday, I went to our downtown farmer's market. There were more than 10 farmers, selling their produce, flowers, and baked goods from little stands and trucks. Here are a few pictures, to make you feel like you were part of my organic Friday experience!

Spring Onions - These onions are delicious. I made 2 quarts of refrigerator pickles, and I think the onions are the best part!

Fresh Strawberries from Wood Fired Bakery and Farms.

Patchwork Farms had the sweetest organic snap peas on the planet. After buying 1 pint and tasting them, I walked right back into the line to buy another. Yes, they were that good. And the owner was a total sweetheart and gave me his recipe for garlic scape, which I've never tried. You can be sure I'm working on that this week!

My friends, Barrie and Madeline Moser, of Moser's Garden Produce, were selling beautiful greens and herbs. The sweet basil was so good in a roasted corn, tomato, and mozzarella salad.

So, it was a very successful outing. I spent 20 dollars and purchased: Organic spring onions, beets, 2 pints of snap peas, 1 qt organic strawberries, granola, a dozen free range organic eggs, a scoop of raw milk ice cream for my little boy, garlic scape, napa cabbage, and sweet basil. They're holding the market on Tuesdays from 11-4 and Fridays from 11-6. Go down there and buy local, if you can. If you're not in the State College area, visit FarmersMarket.com to find out where you can shop locally. Thanks for reading and commenting.

All the best!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Have you heard about this new book by Elizabeth Royte? It's called Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It. American Public Media's Marketplace featured the book and the author on their show yesterday. To listen, go here. To buy the book, try here. Or here.

I'll be back around to post a review when I find the time to read it! In the meantime, I'm working on an interesting compilation of Enviro-Makeup and beauty product resources. If you know of one I might be missing, please feel free to email me or leave a comment. Thanks for reading!