Monday, January 10, 2011

Local Food 2011 - a road trip

Saturday was St Distaff's day.  It was also the only day any farmer's market was open in our area (area being vastly expanded from my ideal...)  We are lucky.  We have a year round, indoor, farmers market in East Central Ohio.  Of course, it is an hours drive from our house, but it is "local".  (It really is a wonderful market, and an inspiration for small producers like me, as well as being a great resource.)  It's called Local Roots and is located in Wooster. 

Anyway, on this past Saturday Local Roots was hosting Roc Day in honor of St. Distaff.  So, since we were in desperate need of some local produce and grain, we took a drive through Amish country to attend the festivities at Local Roots.

Local Roots.  It's a drive but a great resource for our area.

Spinners and Weavers celebrating St. Distaff's Day

Lots of 'local' produce, baked goods, crafts, and people.

We got potatoes, mushrooms, spelt flour, wheat flour (and found a fairly local Amish mill that grows and grinds organic grain...!), oat meal, carmel popcorn, and spinning tips.  It was a VERY fun trip.  (I'll be doing a post on the nature of "local" soon.)
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