Monday, June 4, 2007

Season's blessings

It's Monday morning, the sun is shining, the tomatoes are growing, the first strawberry is almost ripe and the wild salsify is about three feet tall.

The laundry's done, dinner is planned and I'm ready for my second cup of tea.

That's what happens when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep.

Frugally speaking, I wound up going to the opening day of the farmer's market Saturday. It always starts kind of small, but there was a good variety of vendors. A couple brought in food from somewhere else (the bananas were a dead giveaway), so I didn't buy from them, preferring to support local producers. There was already some very good leaf lettuce, some baby turnips and radishes, of course. Bread at $5 a loaf isn't frugal, but it sure is good.

I went with $13 in my pocket so I wouldn't overspend... did you know that a lot of vendors will take a check?

So much for that resolution.

But it was a fun way to spend an hour and I did save over grocery store prices on most things.


  1. The venders took a check...? good for you they usually dont...

  2. I'm not sure if it was good for me or not. :) But, yes, many of them here take checks. I'm talking about the regular, local vendors, though, I didn't ask any of the others.