I'll write up a longer report later but here is a thumbnail sketch. The farm is a simple one: besides a lot of strawberries, Ronald is growing carrots, beets, kale, dandelions, chard, and spinach. Soon to be ripe are green beans and winter squash.
I have bought the baby carrots many times, and love them. As one reader at Metafilter said, "Did you know that carrots are sweet? I didn't know that 'til I had one that was an hour old. All my life I ate half-frozen, snapping-in-half factory farm carrots. No. Real carrots are soft and sweet." Indeed.
Ronald let Logan run amok and help himself to all the strawberries he wanted. After a dozen or so, I cut him off: when he starts to throw food, the show is over. But still, when we said good-bye, we took home two baskets of the prettiest berries you could imagine.
Ronald is a wonderful farmer and a very funny man. He's playful and hilarious and irreverent, and I think he's one of everyone's favorite farmers. Can you have a favorite farmer? Well, if someone makes me laugh, they're high on my list.
Lots of new photos are in all the albums (except Logan): I figured out how to change the dates on my photos so they display in proper chronological order. Joe Bob says check it out.
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Thought for the day:
"It's cool how the whole Farmer's Market thing is a scene just like the indy rock scene, with all the party people in all the photos, only with vegetables." —Courtesy of "The Jesse Helms" (don't ask me--it's just a user name!) at Metafilter.
Well, I laughed.
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