After a dry spell we are very thankful for several refreshing showers though we could still use a long steady stretch of rain to saturate everything. The beginning of June also has launched us into farmer's market season. Saturday was the first Wooster Farm Market day and it was reported to be the best opening day ever with abundant vendors and shoppers. It appears that the local food movement is hitting Wayne County strong. I sent several produce items along with a friend to the Wooster market and things sold well. I was especially pleased that my bags of lambsquarters all sold (though no one was brave enough to try a bag of stinging nettles) and I can now count my weeds as a "cash crop." We are looking forward to setting up a stand at the opening day of the Orrville Farmer's Market on Wednesday, hopefully that market will produce abundant vendors and shoppers as well.
Our children can be found grazing in the strawberry patch multiple times each day and soon we won't have to ration the sugar snap peas at meals as they will be quickly prolific. Lettuce hearts are also a prime delicacy at meals. Some of the greenhouse tomatoes are setting fruit and we anticipate juicy tomatoes soon and as I watch the zucchini plants stretch out my mouth waters for stir-fry. In trying to be creative with items that are abundant right now I doctored up a deviled egg recipe and made "angelic" eggs by mixing in chopped herbs (parsley, chives, dill) and topping each with an edible flower (johnny jump-ups and arugula blossoms). I thought they were tasty and looked quite elegant.