I was finally able to make it up to Syracuse to the Farmers' Market today. I sell there every weekend when I am not doing a show and minus the last month due to horrendous weather. Today was rainy but warm (ish) at 40 degrees and the people were there. The sales, not so much. The day wasn't a total waste but there will be no dancing in the streets tonight.
However, it was great to be back in that environment. I love to be surrounded by fresh fruit and vegetables, not to mention the other marvelous things that can be found there: handmade soap, fresh spices, plants, local honey, local cheese, local wine, organic meats, fresh bread and baked goodies (pie!) and let's not forget the freshly made hot donuts! Today I actually brought my favorite cookbook with me and sat there planning meals and buying ingredients. And since it is nearly St. Pat's Day (Syracuse is a big Irish town - everyone was in green for the big parade) there was cabbage everywhere, so of course I had to get some to make sauerkraut (not so Irish but oh so yummy!). It is nearly impossible to be surrounded by fresh produce and not try even a little to eat healthier and more creatively.