Know Your Farmer!

vegetable garden in VirginiaIn Virginia, mister gardener nourished us all summer with the freshest vegetables and fruits from his garden… a true slow food movement in our own backyard. He was also the main chef so the vegetables and fruits he harvested would go straight into the meals he prepared.

That was then and this is now.  He is still the main chef but we have downsized from 12-acres to a small property. mister gardener’s vegetables are now grown in pots and herbs are grown in my flower beds. No room for a vegetable garden, so what do we do? We support the slow food movement at our wonderful Exeter Farmers’ Market, the 2nd largest in the state, where we get to know our local farmers.

Exeter Farmers' Market We always enjoy the live music and bustling marketplace where we chat with farmers and craftspeople, meet our friends and neighbors while shopping for an abundance of local foods and produce. The quality of 100% locally grown produce cannot be equaled and it’s a good feeling to support local agriculture.

We are awed by the fresh veggies, fruits, meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, syrup, beer, baked goods, herbs and other plants, and numerous crafts… and stimulating the senses are savory meals served up hot and yummy.

Here are a few scenes from our most recent market. Click to enlarge photos.

From their website, here is who will be here for Exeter’s Farmers’ Market this week. See you there!

  • Anderson’s Mini-Maples
  • Applecrest Farm
  • Aspen Hill Herb Farm*
  • Barker’s Farm
  • Blueberry Hill: Alternatives for Life
  • Brandmoore Farm*
  • Bucovina Cuisines
  • Coombs Farm LLC
  • Coppal House Farm
  • Diane Louise Paul Handcrafted Leather & Repair
  • Divine Cuisines, LLC DBA Tulsi
  • Etta’s Soaps
  • Figtree Kitchen
  • Forty Five Market Street Bakery and Cafe
  • Heron Pond Farm
  • Hickory Nut Farm
  • Hurd Farm llc
  • Jessica Seaton Pottery
  • Jesta Farm *
  • Karimah’s Kitchen
  • Kellie Brook Farm
  • Leaven Beer And Bread House
  • mckenzie’s farm
  • Meadow’s Mirth*
  • Mona Farm
  • Moriarty’s Greenhouse*
  • New Roots Farm*
  • Riverslea Farm
  • SNAP Seacoast Eat Local
  • Soothey Designs
  • Stout Oak Farm*
  • Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm
  • The Soup Guy, LLC*
  • Throwback Brewery
  • Toni’s Donuts/Lemieux Family Concessions
  • Vernon Family Farm
  • White Cedar Farm
  • White Heron Tea & Coffee*
  • Zach’s Farm

6 thoughts on “Know Your Farmer!

  1. It looks like a great market. We’re grateful for people like you who support local farmers and farmers markets. Without folks like you, they wouldn’t exist!

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    • It’s an amazing experience and it certainly brings the focus back to everything local. We try to visit markets when we travel. The most incredible one that I’ve seen was the Borough Market in London operating since the 1700’s. Fabulous!

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  2. That first photo sure made me smile and brought back lots of fun memories. Mr. Gardener sure grew some wonderful goodies inside that fence!

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