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TAG : Farmers Markets

Music On The Square

What do you do for fun in rural America? In my Daddy's day, they went to the county seat of Yellville for an evening. The young people would park around the square and visit, go to the diner on the corner, or to the drug store for a soda and ice cream. Daddy told me that there used to be a ...

Farmers’ Markets

There are a lot of things I look forward to during the summer months. Produce stands and farmers' markets are definitely on that list.I find myself in heaven when I go to the local farmers' market and get some tomatoes. The taste of a homegrown tomato is absolutely wonderful! Store-bought ...

The Magic of Farmers’ Markets

Keith Stewart, already in his early forties and discontent with New York’s corporate grind, moved upstate and started a one-man organic farm in 1986. Today, having surmounted the seemingly endless challenges to succeeding as an organic farmer, Keith employs seven to eight seasonal interns and ...

Starting a Farmers’ Market

You will find a complete guide to living a simpler, more sustainable life in Self-Sufficiency (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010). Author Abigail R. Gehring offers practical advice as well as step-by-step instructions on hundreds of self-sufficient projects. In this excerpt taken from part one, “The ...

Freezing Corn Was a Family Affair

All of my summer memories include growing, weeding, picking, cooking, canning or freezing food for the winter. Though I wouldn’t admit it when I was a child, while weeding the garden, I relished the solitude and quiet sounds of nearby chickens and birds. When peas or beans were ready, I often ...