Saturday Farmers Market is a weekly event originally created by the beautiful and nature loving, Heather at Capricious Reader. It's a weekly event that celebrates gardening, be it your own garden or gardens around you; local food, be that at your local farmers market or at a restaurant or festival that celebrates eating locally; a recipe that you've created using fresh ingredients or a whole cookbook; and veggies, flowers, herbs and farm goods galore. Anyone and everyone can participate. It was originally started within the book blogging community but I'd love to see it expand beyond as well. You don't have to have a garden or grow veggies to participate, just post about how veggies, flowers, local farms, etc. have impacted your life this week. You'd be surprised! It may be too cold to grow things and it may be too hot to grow things, but you may just want to post about the plans you have for when the ground thaws. Or maybe even share with us how your community aims to keep things more sustainable or even about the local trails and nature offerings around you! This will also connect really well with Mrs. Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking ;) Thanks Heather for letting me take over the reigns for this wonderful idea that spawned from your creative brain :) Feel free to leave the link to your post in the Mr. Linky below, spread the word, and come back to read everyone else's posts as well!
After an unexpected hiatus last week, I'm back this week with an overload of a farmer's market post!! I have entirely too many things to share with you all from my garden :p Hope you don't mind. I guess I should just hop right on in!
The herbs continue to go CRAZY! Here on the left you can see just a few of them. That's oregano in the front with chives and parsley in the same planter with basil in the back and some mint and rosemary on the side. And on the right is my lemon balm plant which I rescued :) It was SO rootbound and was dying in the container it was in, but I planted it in a nice big container and it's growing to be a nice size now! There is no better smelling herb in my opinion than lemon balm!! I love just running my fingers over it and smelling it :)
Flower time! I'm loving seeing all of the flowers come to life in the garden :) Some are just random wildflowers that have come up like the orange cosmo in the middle up there, others are favorite perrenials like my purple coneflower on the left which I REALLY wish would give me more than one flower at a time! And the flowers on the right are on my Ixora bush which I just think are so pretty :)
What's going on in your part of the world garden/nature/food/market wise? Let us know below and come back and see what others are posting about!