The sun is just starting to make its appearance this morning, casting a golden glow on the patches of snow still dotting the fields. Everyone is talking about our strange winter, and everyone seems to have some kind of dire predictions for the growing season ahead - too many bugs, not enough rain, too much rain, too much heat, damp and chilly. I prefer to lose myself in the colorful seed catalogs with happy dreams of what the fields and orchards at our Heritage Farm will yield in this new year.
We hosted a meeting of the Farm Market growers on Saturday. There was
lively discussion as we laid plans for the Farm Market on the courthouse
square in Coudersport. It was agreed to change the day of the market
from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon/early evening. We will set up
on special Saturdays if there are activities happening in town.
As a consumer, what are you looking for from your Farmer's Market? Now
is the time to tell the farmers what you'd like to buy next summer. Send
a comment and make your suggestions. Rest assured your comments will
not be published without your permission.
I share with you a photo from an exhibit at the John Day Fossil Beds we
visited when in Oregon last spring as another kind of food for thought.