Sunday, September 19, 2010

Winona Farmer's Market

From May 1 through October 31, we attend the Winona Farmer's Market pretty much every weekend that we're in town. It's a good place to meet and catch up with your neighbors -- and the food is not bad, either.


Here is Mouse with our good friend, Jenni, who was the doula for Maria, Julia, and Matthew. We run into lots of friends at the market.



Here is the bee man -- I really should get his name sometime. He lives in Wisconsin, where he raises bees; he sells the honey at the market, including honey sticks that the kids like to buy for 25 cents. They're a little plastic tube filled with honey. We buy a large container of honey pretty much every week; the kids use it on their cereal instead of sugar.



Out on a Limb orchard -- we buy their apples every week in the fall.



Here is Jaybird picking up a bouquet of flowers for her princess party.



There are many, many Hmong vendors at the farmer's market -- perhaps a third of the thirty or so stalls. They tend to have great produce; many of the older generation were farmers in Laos. 



We buy sweet corn, cantaloupe, and watermelon from this farm every week when it's in season; we freeze the corn. This picture doesn't show it, but generally there's a LINE in front of this stall all the time.



Our friend Sandy from Whitewater Gardens.