Waverly Market report
Our intrepid Waverly Market correspondent, Alan Morstein of Regi's, had some kids tagging along with him at the market today. And you know what that means: lots of extra purchases, many of them sweet. There's also good news for lima bean fans. Here's Alan. LV
Today's visit to The Waverly Market was most unique. The reason being that I saw the market through the eyes of a seven- and nine-year-old, my next door neighbors Hailey and Nathan Bragg.
They were impressed by "all that corn," and by the many sizes and shapes and colors of tomatoes.
As we entered the main midway, they were star stuck by the jams and honey, all of which we purchased, as well as the aromas of the fresh herbs, which we also purchased for their mom, who will be frantically trying to figure out today how to utilize these herbs.
Of course we had to stop at the make-your-own-smoothie bike stand for a homemade smoothie and then on to the pastry, grapes, peaches, eggplant and plums.
I left the market with bags of fruits and vegetables feeling that if more kids would attend these markets perhaps we would make a dent in the childhood obesity problem that plagues our country.
By the way, the kids had a wonderful time and want to return for the pumpkin season which starts in three weeks.
If your a lima bean fan today is your BIG day. The bean man rolled out the first limas of the year.
Enjoy the taste of fall.
Wheely Good Smoothies at the farmers' market. Photo courtesy of Michael St.cole