Athens Farmer’s Market
We were at the Athens Farmer’s Market this past weekend. For those who have not been to it, according to its website, it says it is the largest farmer’s market in Ohio. But be forewarned, it is early in the season.
I was actually there to meet a beekeeper whose place I would like to visit later in the season, more on that later in the summer. But of course, no self-respecting gardener can attend a farmer’s market for just one thing. Even early in the season, there are produce and plants to be seen and come away with. Today was no different.
It is the beginning of June but plants were still being sold, for the outdoor garden as well as houseplants for inside. Vegetable plants were in abundance, sweet potato plants, tomato plants in hanging baskets, these were the cultivar Mountain Spring. It is a determine tomato plant making it appropriate for a container but the fruit still grows very large.
Cut flowers were available to take home, as were honey and candle products, teas and we even found organic dog biscuits.
I think gardeners naturally feel connected to those who sell at farmer’s markets. They sell some of the lowest cost plants in an area, home grown supporting a local business and usually use less chemicals farming.
There are a lot of advantages to attending a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, beside they are just fun and help us to stay gardening.