Yesterday I returned to the Sonoma farmers’ market. The last time I was at the Friday market it was a grey cold day in December, I only had pumpkins and popcorn for sale. A lot has changed in four months, the weather has warmed up and the sky is a bright shade of blue.
I brought the contents of my greenhouse to the market. The tent was bursting with life, all my tables were overflowing with leafy green plants, excitedly waiting to head home to a backyard garden. I mainly had spring plants like kale, collards, arugula, lettuce and sugar snap peas but I did manage to bring a few summer crops.
When not selling seedlings or giving out gardening advice. I was cranking away on my antique corn sheller to keep the sacks of heirloom popcorn kernels filled. In the coming weeks I will have tons of tomato, pepper, eggplant, and melon seedlings for sale. The popcorn on the other hand is in limited supply. I’m getting close to selling out and when it’s gone, we will all have to wait until autumn for the next harvest.