Zhangjiajie National Forest Park China

Best 5 items at the Biao Zhi Men farmers market stands, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

Follow my blog with Bloglovin October 28, 2018 Oh, you read that city name right. Enjoy this #farmstand5 from Zhangjiajie! (close enough prounounciation "jong-jya-jyay") Across time and time zones, farmstand culture¬†highlights how small farm stands and farmers markets are a cohesive force in communities. Whether you're south of Boston in Cape Cod or in the…

Best 5 items at the Lizzie’s Corner farmers market stand

October 9, 2018 All summer I tried and failed to make it over to the Seymour Farmers Market behind the historic Seymour Congregational Church about 25 minutes drive from New Haven, Connecticut. You should see it. Ok, I should take some pictures so you can see it. There's a powerful terraced waterfall in the Naugatuck…

Farm stand vs. farmers market

What's the difference between a farm stand and a farmers market? It's like the difference between a thread and a shirt. It's like the difference between a room and a home. You can't really have a farmers' market without a collection of individual farm stands. Still, the stands at farmers markets are not the same as the permanent stands in fixed locations at the farm or the end of the driveway. Or... Am I wrong? Are farmers markets really, truly more than a collection of individual farm stands? Maybe the market itself takes on a persona? Click for more or add to the conversation...

A basket of colorful orange and white gourds minipumpkins

Best 5 items at Midway Farm Stand, Durham, CT

September 29, 2018 How's this for stumbling on a gem?¬† I had the family in the car on our way to the Durham Fair. A really beautiful, classic New England autumn fair, you should visit next year. Go early in the morning, as soon as it opens. We didn't. After 30 minutes of waiting in…