Last Thursday I sent an email to my CSA farmer. It was after 8pm. I worked late on my farm share pick up day, for the third week in a row. The pick-up times came and went. My big brown paper bag full of produce sat all alone on the shelf. She would have to…
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July 25, 2019 Log Cabin Farm Stand, Eastham, MA Next time you visit a farm stand, try playing a little game. Rank the top five items! You'll feel more mindful of the freshness of the food. You'll probably notice a few items you might overlook if you just rush through your visit. It's fun! I…
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Our neighborhood got its first CSA share program (Community-Supported Agriculture) about 10 years ago, and I was an early subscriber. But, but, but...after a couple of seasons, I quit. Here's why I quit my old CSA share program years ago and why I joined a new one this year! Oh you people and your acronymsCSA,…
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Take at look at my Top 5 farm stand pics from a nearly 100 year old New England farm.
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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…
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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.
Am I wrong? Are farmers markets really, truly more than a collection of individual farm stands? Maybe the market itself takes on a persona?
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