Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Glenda and Joel visit a farmers market



It’s finally almost summertime in New England.

The white tents of the farmers market in Central Square Cambridge shaded a half dozen farmers eager to launch the season. Joel and I visited each vendor, checking out the plants and vegetables, enjoying the late morning sunshine. It’s so fun to be back to my summer Mondays routine, visiting the farmers market. It makes Monday a good day!

One of our favorite farmers there is Marie, of Kimball Fruit Farm, who actually came to the Farm Aid concert last year to volunteer! She’s a really hard worker with a warm, positive energy. She said it’s going to be a great year for peaches, since she has more trees than ever. Now that’s something to look forward to! However, after two intense rainy spells, the growing season will be a bit delayed. Marie’s few boxes of strawberries sold out immediately.

I picked up a nice variety of greens, and came back to the office to sauté the fresh mustard, rabe, spinach, and arugula. Add a few crunchy radishes on the side, and that’s a quick delicious lunch. Now—back to work!

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