Wednesday, August 15, 2007

a REAL market experience

Today we went to the Farmer's Market again. All I really wanted to get was sweetcorn. And pasta. We got there at 4:30 and after about 5 minutes it began to POUR. I mean DOWNPOUR. Luckily we were at Abbo and just huddled inside their tent with them, helping them fill their shares and nibbling on fresh carrots and cukes. It was NUTS! It must have poured for, I kid you not, 45 minutes. SHEETS of rain. After that settled down, we did our rounds and bought the following: sweetcorn, 2 huge (ugly) Heirloom tomatoes, a small bag of salad greens, 3-cheese tortellini, a small log of goat cheese, a pint of multicolored cherry tomatoes, a small watermelon and a cantaloupe. $24. The rain was a stitch but also a blast because it allowed us to hang out with the Abbo folks without looking too fake about it. They are just cool folks, you know? People who are doing what I wish I had the gumption to do. On the way out I chatted with a local egg lady and may be able to get on her "weekly list" for a half dozen or so a week. She was really nice. She said she started out with a house in Broomfield and 2 chickens in her backyard, yielding about 6 eggs PER DAY! Hmmm....

Earlier we went to Ted's classroom to help set up. All the boys had a blast running around in a little courtyard outside their classroom while the moms worked. He is so ready and excited to be there. I love this school!

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