Sunday, March 22, 2015
Templeton Farmers Market March 21
Grown from the Heart. I normally buy my herbs and vegetable plants from her booth when I have a place to grow them. I did buy several herbs from her today, but I have no idea yet where I will plant them. I also bought some lettuce and another chard plant. I like Serena's plants because she grows them from organic seeds. I've been buying from her for years.
Here's what I did to try to revive my near-dead tomato plants that year. Anyway, I decided to pass on buying tomato or pepper seedlings from anyone this early.
Ralph did have something I wanted though. He sells organically grown seeds, and I bought a pack for growing quinoa. The nice thing about buying from the people who actually grow your plants is that they can give you lots of advice on planting and raising them.
items. I suggest you click on this photo (or any other here) to enlarge it for a closer look at all the goodies on Barbara's table.
Since you can't really get a good look at Barbara's soaps in the photo above, I'm going to show you a close-up one of them I especially liked -- the frog soaps. Barbara also sells handmade greeting cards, essential oils, and other gift items. Although she doesn't have a web site yet, she will ship anywhere. She sells locally at various farmers markets in Baywood, Pismo Coast Plaza, Templeton, and Morro Bay.
This is only a bit of what I saw on display today besides the produce. Probably half our market at this time of year consists of craft items and ready-to-eat foods. I will show you some of those products on another day. When you see too much at once, you can't focus on anything very well.
Do you go to a farmers market in your town? If so, does it have more than produce?