Instead, I decided to check out the nearby Farmers Market - one of the smaller satellite markets in neighborhood shopping centers. It was a disappointing experience. One person had a great array of baked goods at very fair prices - hence my single purchase - a loaf of peasant bread. But aside from that - where were the eggs? where was the cheese? and the veggie selection was very, very small - and the one thing I did go to look for specifically - muskmelons - not to be found. Someone was selling very, very small Honeydew type melons, but at 3.00 each - they are 1.00 at the State Farmers Market on Lake Wheeler Road. I do wonder how this market will survive - very few vendors, very little selection, and essentially no one there shopping. So sad....is it the economy? Too many markets? Wrong location?
I am gearing up for a series of blogs on each of my garden experiments/projects this year - some around tomatoes, some around sweet peppers, and hot peppers, and eggplant. Hopefully you will find them interesting - and will find something you can take away and use for your future gardens.
As for today....I just sieved more fermenting tomato seeds, and yesterday I took seeds from dozens of my experimental ornamental hot peppers, which are now drying on plates. It just may be a good day to start working on my office!