Sunday, August 4, 2013

When the garden's bare, head to the farmers market

This has been the wettest summer that I have ever seen. It's been nice not having to water, but my garden is looking barren. It's a great year for birds and insects.
I talked to Arlene Spratt of Spratt Farms, Saturday morning, and she said many people have said their gardens aren't doing well. She and her husband Steve, set up their stand in downtown Ortonville parking lot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, now through September.
Visiting their stand was much more productive than going to my garden. I brought home a cantaloupe, 4 large tomatoes, a bunch  of new potatoes, 2 zucchini and a pint of fresh honey, all for $19.50.

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