Farmer’s Market

Went to the Marblehead farmer’s market this morning. The third Saturday in a row we’ve managed to make it out there.

It’s a great place with half a dozen farms represented including a farm that specializes in oriental veggies and herbs (only locally grown food allowed, it seems).  There are also a few local artisian food vendors: a couple of bakers, a couple of cheesemakers, a woman with jams and jellies, a booth with fresh salsa, as well as some craft tables (handmade soap, jewelry, etc.). There’s usually live music and a booth with coffee.

And the Marblehead public library has a book table as well.

Last week there were slim pickings at the book table and I actually walked away empty handed. This week there was a great selection of children’s books at very reasonable prices.

I got six for $3.75:

Atlas of Plants (First Discovery Books) highlights a variety of plants from around the world and has very cool transparency overlays.

Exploring the Past: Ancient Egypt, because I’m already thinking about what kind of books will be useful for school and this one looked pretty good.

Queen Esther The Morning Star because Esther is one of my favorite Bible stories. Though this telling omits my favorite line: “Even if you now remain silent, relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another source; but you and your father’s house will perish. Who knows but that it was for a time like this that you obtained the royal dignity?” (Esther 4:14)

The Fantastic Flying Journey, subtitled An Adventure in Natural History. About three kids who travel around the world in a balloon with their uncle. Along the way they meet and talk to many animals. Looks like a good way to learn both geography and zoology! 

Riptide a cute story about a dog set on Cape Cod. With nice illustrations.

North Country Night because of the beautiful pictures.

We also bought good produce, of course: zucchini, mint, corn, collard greens, and cilantro, as well as a loaf of ciabatta and a loaf of rosemary thyme foccacia. We still had cheese left over from last week so we didn’t get any today.

2 Responses to Farmer’s Market

  1. JCurley July 25, 2006 at 4:49 am #

    “Catholic Family Handbook” by Fr. Lovasik (Sophia Press) is one of the best in print now.  Another, suprisingly is “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Von Trapp (Sound of Music)-this book shows a Catholic Family in action and gives a primer on celebrating feasts (although Austrian Tradition is different than here-it gives you ideas.)  Hope these help.

  2. Melanie Bettinelli July 25, 2006 at 5:24 am #

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll check them out.

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