So I thought about writing something before the first farmers market of the season, because I do have mixed emotions about it. I want to see all the people that I see. I like the ritual of it. But things have changed and I have to accept that. Larry has retired from the market (semi-forcibly, FU Iowa DOT), Lois changed her focus (completely understandable, but still going to miss her and her cheese). As part of the ritual of it, the parking garage I normally would park, is boarded up, changing my path through the market. I still enjoyed it, but it indicates a clear change. On the positive side, Jordan at Grade A has seemed to take over the ideas and spot from his mentor Larry. Brett (Cheese Bar / Cheese Shop) was down there making some delicious samples to give people ideas of what to do the products.
I picked up 3 types of basil from Wabi Sabi (lemon, sacred and Italian) and planted them in the side yard and watered them. We'll see if I can keep them alive (I don't have a good record with basil).
So I'm going to be a bit excessive this week in celebration of DTFM finds and the opening of the market.