You gotta shop around
Is everyone excited that tomorrow is the opening of the farmers market under the viaduct? I am. Here's Elizabeth's Timely Tip for you: It may say that it opens at 8 a.m., but if you wait till then to go, all the good stuff will be gone. (OK, maybe not this time of year.) Anyway, here's some helpful info. The Islanders Steel Band will playing in honor of opening day.
I'm going to link to my Sunday Farmers Market video, which I originally put together with "Shop Around" as the background music; but the copyright issues made our multimedia editors nervous, so I had to find some royalty-free music. The weird thing is that now when it finishes playing it morphs into a flower mart video, not originally part of it. I've sent a HELP message to Multimedia Editor Etc. John.
I got this e-mail from Bill about the Sunday market recently, and here's my reply as well: ...
I have read the blog posts about the upcoming markets, but I was wondering, what we should expect to see there this early in the season? What can we expect to see locally grown? What is in season at this time? If the produce is not local, where did it originate? What is going to be the big trend this season? I know you have an affinity for the Waverly market, but what are your thoughts on the JFX one? I see too many question marks in this email. I will throw in the towel.
The JFX one is the same only bigger and better. It just isn't open yet. That's why I give Waverly so much love, it's the only one open all year round, and I've shopped there in a snowstorm. I usually go to both in the summer. Right now you'll get asparagus, strawberries, greens, lettuces, broccoli, herbs, lots of flowers. Plus the nonproduce stuff like local milk and baked goods. The vendors are allowed to go to Jessup to buy stuff they don't grow to sell until June, I think. I buy stuff like bananas from them sometimes because I figure it helps keep them in business in the off season. EL