While our blog posts have been quiet due to August vacations and such, the Farmers Market has been rocking and rolling. Tomatos galore, corn, peaches, new potatoes, zuchini ... no wonder Governor Rendell declared August to be "Pennsylvania Produce Month". Not to be outdone, the cheesemakers got in the act and we hear August has been proclaimed "National Goat Cheese Month". Purhase some produce and cheese at the market tomorrow to celebrate both!
As we roll into fall we have some special extras planned at the market. Tomorrow an educator from Penn State Extension will be on hand with composting tips. Fall is the perfect time to start a compost pile - using faded perennials, and of course all those leaves. On September 12th we will have several fun extras for the kids: Bryn Mawr Hospital will be on hand with a children's nutrition booth, The Handwork Studio will be leading free craft projects, and we'll even have a game of "Go" lead by the Phoeonixville Farmers Market game guru. To take advantadge of the fall planting season, in late September the Lower Merion Conservancy will visit the market with native plants to enhance your garden.
The Farmers Market will be open each Saturday this fall through early November - if you've been away for the summer its not too late to enjoy locally grown and produced food. Hope to see you on Saturday!