Susun & John's Straw Bale House beside Montezuma Well National Monument in Rimrock, Arizona
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The 2010 Farmers Market Season Begins
The Idaho falls Farmers Market has been around over 20 years. It's the largest farmers market in Eastern Idaho. They open the first Saturday in May rain or shine, sleet or snow, howling wind or whatever. They don't care--it's tradition! There's never very many patrons there when the farmers convene. Today was no exception. It's nice to show support for the market by spending money on opening day. I bought 3 pounds of seed potatoes. Heck, it we live in Tater Nation, we might as well grow 'em, too! I also bought a head of fresh picked Romaine lettuce from Woods Gardens in St. Anthony. Shown in the photo are my two pards--Stephanie is at left--she's my main pard there. She and I work closely together year round. She's the manager of the market. Emily is the one with the camera. I recruited her to take photos last summer and she snapped over 600 pix! She brought her new husband, Jason, and daughter Elizabeth along, too. Steph and Emily are great to work with--relentlessly positive and cheerful through thick and thin! (Now it's on to the Harbor Freight ribbon cutting @ 10 am.) After HF, we went back to the IFFM and here's Happy Camper Susun.