Addie and I had a very busy day! That girl cracks me up. We were going to the farmers’ market so I told her last night that we would have to get up early . . meaning I wanted to be there when they opened at 9 a.m. so I wanted to leave here a bout 8:50. I was up early but she woke up on her own about 7:30 so we had time to visit before we left. After a while, I asked her to get dressed, comb her hair, brush her teeth and we’d go.
This is what she wore.
I told her it was cold outside. It was about 50 degrees. She walked outside, declared that she was fine. OK . . your decision. I told her to bring her jacket . . just in case. She said she didn’t bring a jacket. Ugh! I grabbed one of my lightweight jackets and threw it in my market bag just in case she was freezing.
They have free breakfast and lunch to go for kids. Today’s breakfast was oatmeal with cinnamon and apples. They try to use fruits and veggies from the farmers.
It’s great that they offer this. They do take donations to help support the program but people can just come, show pictures of them with their kids, up through 18 years of age, and get the free meals.
The oatmeal was easily enough for two people. Addie ate on it all day and did finish it. The roll ups had sliced red peppers so she wouldn’t dare eat those. I took them out so she ate one and I ate the other. They were actually very good. There’s carrot/raisin salad there and she liked that too. The carrots, peppers, apples and lettuce came from local farmers.
That’s what I got today: onions, a chocolate fried pie for Addie, two packs of mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, kale, melting wax for the warmer in Addie’s bathroom and a bath bomb for Addie.
I also got 20 pounds of ground beef but put it in the freezer on my way into the house.
The folks who provided the apples for the oatmeal don’t come to the farmers’ market but they provided info about the orchard and we can go there and pick apples. I told Vince about it and he wants to go do that when he’s here so that will be fun.
I’m so loving the farmers’ market. One of the vendors told me that as we progress into winter, there will be more arts and crafts and less farmers and that makes sense but I’m going to miss getting fresh veggies there. I guess having the big selection again in spring will be something to look forward to. We didn’t get here this year til near the end of the season so I can’t wait to see what it’s like at the peak of growing season around here.
As you might have guessed . . no knitting today.