Farmers Market Fare 2

eggplants.jpgWelcome to this week’s Farmers Market Fare Posts! We gathering more posts in this second edition, and I hope that continues to grow as the Eat Local season really gets started for most of the country. Perhaps not so much for my neck of the woods where we had snow and cold. Then spring arrived the following afternoon. Just to mock me, or to cheer me up. Or both.

Given that this coming week is Earth Day, and April is poetry month, here are a few words from Kahlil Gibran’s poem, “Earth:”

“How beautiful you are, Earth, and how sublime!
How perfect is your obedience to the light,  and
how noble is your submission to the sun!

How soothing is the song of your dawn, and how
harsh are the praises of your eventide!
How perfect you are, Earth, and how majestic!”

Here are your blog posts for the week (after the jump).

valereee presents Foraging: hot new foodie trend, or the hottest new foodie trend? posted at Cincinnati Locavore.

Laura McRae, who started the over-winter local food challenge “Dark Days,” submits her final post for the winter long eating local adventure. Let’s hear it for a new spring challenge!

Fellow “Dark Days” challenge participant, Jasmine presents Dark Days Eat Local Challenge: wrap up posted at Knitting 40 shades of green.

Lynn at Organic Mania is posting about her battle for better food for her child’s school.

Katy presents Sausage and Egg Sandwich posted at sugarlaws.

Janet Majure presents Farmers market opens with a chill posted at Yours and mine both, Janet. We had snow and one lonely table of non-local goods!

Joy Weese Moll presents Is it spring yet? posted at The Spiral of Seasons.

Carole DeJarnatt presents Little Known Facts about Raising Chickens in Your Backyard posted at Fowl Visions.

Next week’s post submissions can be emailed to farmerfare [at] gmail [dot] com or submitted over at Submissions are due by 2 p.m. EST, Sunday, April 20.

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About the Author

Beth Bader is co-author of the book, The Cleaner Plate Club. She is a passionate "Local Food" advocate and an author for the Eat Local Challenge. She loves creating healthy, family-friendly, seasonal foods, family dinners, cooking for friends, and cooking with her child. You can her at The Expatriate's Kitchen.
  • Nice job! Thanks for including us!

  • Thanks for the inclusion in your newsletter. It looks like farm fresh egg recipes may be in order. I will have to work on that. Also we are raising some sugar cane in our garden this year so I will keep up with the details and share when it is newsworthy.

    Thanks again!

  • i am a long-time fan of kahlil gibran. perfect for this post. thanks for the wonderful start (almost) to the best food season of the year!

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