Yesterday I realized that it was the 3-month anniversary for Firefly Fibers and I couldn't believe it! In some ways it seems much longer and in others, much shorter. I clearly remember our opening day and our first customer, Amy, rushing in to excitedly buy needles. She is proud that she's our first and I love that! I have met some amazing people since we opened and I can't wait to get to know everyone better and meet more!
After reading the title of this blog post, you may ask, "What does a 3-month anniversary have to do with the Farmer's Market?" Well, you see, with all of the work at the store in the spring and summer, we sadly had to give up our garden this year (convincing me of this was a challenge for my husband, but I eventually had to admit defeat). Don't get me wrong, the trade was well worth the loss of bountiful tomatoes, peppers, greens, and whatever else we would have found at the nursery to plant in our little garden. I love being at the store and have enjoyed every day I've been there, so do I feel it worked out to my benefit.
This being said, I still crave the fresh foods of summer and was pushed to look for another source to satisfy me this year. Luckily I had to go no further than the Beaver Dam Farmer's Market! In about 30 minutes I am there and back with a bounty that makes me drool and so excited to cook. After unpacking the bags from the trip this last Saturday, I had to take a picture:
Needless to say, my craving for fresh food has been satisfied. Oh, there was also miniature black raspberry pie but that was long gone before I took the picture :)
So there you have it... A huge thank you to everyone for helping us enjoy 3 months at the store and another thank you to the local farmers for helping me have fresh delicious food this summer! Thanks for letting me have my cake and eat it too!
On that note, I'm off to make some tomato soup and borscht and get some knitting done while they are simmering!