8.12.2005

Farmer's Market in Findlay

Findlay finally gets a Farmer's Market

I'm wrapping up my second year here in Findlay, and the city FINALLY gets a Farmer's market going. The bad news is that there are only four Thursdays for the market to run and this is only a test. This place is surrounded by oceans of farms, and there are a fair number of folks around here who remember what good produce actually tastes like--so this seems like a no-brainer. When I finally went over to the market, there was a pretty big crowd of people of all ages and political persuasions (if their conversations were any indication). I overheard people saying "it's about time we had one of these" at least a dozen times...

What did I buy? Some green chile (Anaheim chile peppers, for those who aren't in the know); a blue bell pepper; some very fragrant heirloom tomatoes at about $1 per pound; yellow squash (WAY better looking than what counts for squash at Kroger or sprawl Mart); and a half-dozen ears of corn from a guy selling corn out of the back of his pickup.

After the trip to the market, we walked over to the local Dietsch Ice Cream store for a Coke Float (with Rum Raisin ice cream). Last night, we made a dinner of fresh corn on the cob (with lime and salt) and sliced heirloom tomatoes. We also made a fresh cornbread with some of the corn we bought. Just about brought us to tears it was so good...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yumm

smarty said...

They have farms in the midwest?

Doc Mara said...

They have a few. Maybe a dozen or more...

Anonymous said...

Farmers markets have been one of the best things about my new home in Pennsylvania. They're everywhere. I am trying to avoid chain grocers altogether now, which I've been able to do so far. It's a nice switch.

-Jenny Edbauer
www.workingblue.org/su

Doc Mara said...

That's awsome, Jenny! When I was at Penn State, I never saw a single farmer's market (not that I was really looking that hard). I was in State College in the spring and was happy to see that there were quite a few better eating establishments than when I was there (at least lunch places--had a short exchange with Berube about the lack of nice adult dinner places...).

So have you bought your Yurt yet?

Mark said...

Hadn't seen this before. Where is/was the market located?