Friday, June 26, 2009

Homegrown tomatoes, blueberries, shrimp, beef, sausage, arts & crafts and the music of Bob & Deidre at Shreveport Farmer's Market on Sat, June 27, 7 am to noon

Tomatoes are so wonderful right now, says Noma Fowler-Sandlin, that you've got to come get some. They are like eating sunshine. Blueberries are still going strong.

Noma, market manager, continues thusly: All the protein vendors are back -- chicken, shrimp, beef and sausage should all be there this Saturday. In fact, I challenge you to make a meal with farmers' market ingredients (using only 2-3 of your choice from elsewhere.) Let me know on the facebook page how you did.

Ya know, most grocery store produce was chosen by the corporations who grow it based on one facet: its ability to withstand shipping. That's why it lasts a long time, but sometimes has almost no taste. We do get used to that dependability, though. But now, it's summer and there's no reason not to give ourselves a refresher course in the difference. Locally-grown products save gas, stimulate the local economy, and most of the time, simply taste better. Try some!

If you have questions about the products at the market, ask the folks selling them. You'll find that most of the time, they have a deep relationship with the food they provide you. They're a good group -- ask them questions.

On Tuesday, I'm assured by the weather man the temp will have gone into the low 90s, so come on out and get what you forgot on Saturday while listening to the cover tunes of Bob & Deidre.

1 comment:

Debbie Buchanan Engle said...

Great photos of this weekend's Farmers' Market: