Saturday, June 07, 2008

Fresh Food Available at the Orleans Farmers' Market

The Orleans Farmers' Market is a great place to shop for herbs and veggies. I stopped there today on the way home. Half a dozen gardeners had set up stands and were hawking, for the most part, heirloom tomato plants, all healthy and strong. Lots of interesting herbs were also available. I purchased a climbing nasturtium to shield the outdoor shower, since the one I planted does not seem to germinate, and a Mexican bush sage that will provide long purple spires in the fall. The ladies at the library love the bouquets I bring in and always ask, "What is this beautiful flower?" Honey can also be purchased. The farmers' market brochure advertises eggs, but I did not see any. Perhaps they were all sold? You can be sure all the leftover tomato plants will go into the ground and their fruit will be available Saturday mornings from late July through October 11. Open from 8 to noon, the market is located on Old Colony Way.