Monday, April 27, 2009

Contra Costa Certified Farmers' Markets

CCCFM - Contra Costa Certified Farmers Markets

I've always enjoyed shopping our local farmers' markets. This is where Ava and I spent many summer days last year. The farmers are genuinely cheerful to visit and chat with us - even letting Ava pick strawberries right off the fruit stand!
I remember many favorite farms from last year. Can't wait to try the Alhambra Valley Pears again. Isn't it pear season yet?

Today we shopped the Walnut Creek market and bought a lovely heirloom Japanese Black Trifele Tomato seedling from Swank Farms. How exciting! I can't wait to see what it grows to be. Pleasant Hill Certified Farmers Market opens this Saturday. That's a super fun place for kids, with the fountains in the City Center park. I hope I don't forget to bring Ava's rubber duckies!
Today was another successful fruit collecting day. Bonnie donated a box of oranges from her tree and lots of clay pots for my seedling project! Walnut Creek Market farmer, Santiago donated a large box of Cuties, which I'll deliver to food pantries tomorrow. It was a good day, people have been very warm and kind. Thank you Bonnie and Santiago.
Oh, today Ava flew her first kite in the park, with Daddy's help of course. Dorie flew above the trees, high in the sky. A milestone to a very fun-filled day!

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