The first winter market of the season in Mt. Vernon is tomorrow, Saturday, November 5. The market is in the old middle school, now the community center, east end of downtown, 11:00 until 1:00. I'll be bringing lots of nice leaf lettuce, mustard greens (which you have to admit if you've been eating them, are fabulous!), various chois, radishes, daikon, kale and collards, arugula, turnips big and small, cilantro and parsley. If I find some more nice things in the garden that survived last night, I'll bring them, too. If there is something not on this list that you want me to be sure to have on hand, zap me a note back and I'll try to do it.
The other vendors will have squash, potatoes, carrots, garlic, sweet potatoes, honey, meat, bakery, ceramics, and much more. The market is big and dynamic, lots of fun, and worth the time it takes to visit it.
I am only bringing a very few dozens of eggs this week. The hens have finally been culled, the roosters from the other shed now live in the freezer, and the 60 young pullets have moved into their permanent home in the mobile chicken house with the hens. The pullets are just starting to lay reliably, so every day I get about one more egg than the day before. Soon, like in month or 6 weeks, there will be lots of eggs. But for now, the flock is just about keeping up with the demand from people who buy eggs during the week. So, I'll have a half dozen cartons of pullet eggs ($1.50 per dozen) this week, almost no hen eggs. But it's going to get better!!!!
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See you at the market,
Posted by Laura @ 08:14 AM CDT