Farmers market fresh vol. 3

Today, I went to Miller Farms Market, and purchased bi-color corn on the cob and a watermelon with orange flesh. I’m looking forward to trying out this new to me melon- Of course I’ve had standard watermelon and even ones with yellow flesh, but I figured it would be nice to try something new. This farm is close to my home and sells seasonal produce, has pick your own berries and a gift shop/market. The market has a homespun vibe and is full of country charm: lots of chalkboard signage, fresh picked flowers and many locally made products.

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In the gift shop you will find tea towels, soap, pottery and many other handmade items. The use of vintage/antique containers throughout the establishment suits my style and many of those are for sale too. I appreciate that they carry locally made items to support local crafters and artists. Some of the products are a little expensive, but the quality appears superb and you are helping a local business, so to me, it’s worth it. There is something to be said about making something from scratch.

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Miller Farms offers a CSA program (community supported agriculture) in which you pay a set price for a predetermined amount of weeks and in turn receive produce from the farmer each week. I think this is a super idea and would like to sign up one year. It helps the farm and you get a box of seasonal fruits and vegetables for your family.

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I’ve been going to this farm since I was a child. In kindergarten, we toured the farm when it had dairy cows, in 2nd grade I took sewing lessons and now every year I visit multiple times with my own son. It holds a lot of memories for me and I’m glad to see it prospering as a produce farm. I’m wishing I had brought a bag of that kettle corn home with me. Darn! Next time!!

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If you are local, I recommend stopping in for a visit. What did you find at the market today?

xo. Jill

 

 

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