I did a canning demonstration out at the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market today. When I was done making up a batch of Honey Lemon Apple Jam (which some folks loved and others hated), I did a bit of shopping for myself. I bought some gorgeous celery (thinking of doing this with the leaves), two quarts of multi-colored okra (pickles!) and a lovely yellow tomato.
Sue from Birchrun Hills Farm gave me a wedge of her Birchrun Blue (I adore her, and not just for her cheese) and the folks from Saint Peter’s Bakery wouldn’t let me pay for a loaf of their multigrain bread (holy heck, is it good!). What a generous, kind and welcoming group of people at that market. It was something of a stark reminder of how harsh the city can be at times.