So it’s Thursday and there I am wandering around and as I was driving up past East Goshen’s park (which is awesome, by the way), I see a sign that says “Farmers Market Today 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.”
They had me at “hello” as I love farmers markets.
This farmers market had made its debut last year, and well, this year the market has grown up and is a great thing to see.
It was packed.
As I wandered around, I saw some of my favorite purveyors from the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market which my friend Molly put together a few years ago now. I was pleased to see Frecon Farms, John & Kira’s Chocolates (if you are a chocoholic you will want to splurge on them!), and Shellbark Hollow Farm.
I was also happy to see Laura’s Biscotti from Malvern is on the roster (these biscotti are the real deal and the only ones I have ever bought since I generally make my own ) and had fun discovering Veronica’s Doggie Delights–now dog approved in my house! And Chaikhana Chai was there and they rock out loud – I am a fan of their products as their chai is in Du Jour in Haverford.
I also saw that St. Peter’s Bakery was there and had fun chatting with the ladies of Blueberry Hill Farm.
I have strawberry-rhubarb something on my mind for cooking and the rhubarb I bought from Blueberry Hill was gorgeous.
One fly in the ointment and a farmer I won’t support even if hell freezes over are those fine folks from Birchrun Hills Farm. I will not put money in the pockets of eminent domain loving Farmer–Supervisor–Roadmaster Ken Miller and his wife. They are a personal choice boycott. If you are interested in why I made that choice, simply catch up with your Chickenman reading.
In any event, don’t let one slezoid farmer-politcian keep you away from the East Goshen Farmers Market – it’s a good thing!
I even made a new dog friend. His name is Shakespere and he is a tri-pod rescued English Springer Spaniel.
Over and out…off to peruse all things rhubarb.