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>Farmers Market comes to Bessemer

April 7, 2010

>We’ve been waiting for this.

A farmer’s market in Bessemer!

Located at Watermark Place, the Watermark Place Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 7:00 am til noon, beginning June 5, and running through August (final date to be determined).

More details will be announced later, but this is a done deal.

Under the guidance of the State of Alabama Farmers Market Authority ,a first class market is being developed.

Only producers will sell at this market. None of that not so fresh, resold stuff you might find elsewhere.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, honey, eggs, are among the produce expected to be available.

For more information contact me (I am on the steering committee) and I will put you in touch with the Farmers Market manager or the person at Watermark you need to speak with.

>A Farm Work Day

February 21, 2009

>A Winter Work Day on the Farm

Yesterday was just about perfect for a February work day.

Gardening on a farm (and at home) is a year round deal. This garden will be huge this year, you might can tell from this photo. Here onions and cabbage and collards are being planted. Summer will see fresh potatoes, squash, watermelons, broccoli, tomatoes, okra, peppers, beans and more.

The main project of the day was laying this walkway from the porch to the road.

The “women folk” are spending their cold winter days quilting. There’s no comfort like that of a homemade quilt.

This Pecan tree got a trim. Bobby’s cutting that little limb growing up in the middle of the tree (not the big branch). We have 2 gallons of pecans from this year’s crop in the freezer, just sitting until time to make pecan cobblers, pies, pralines, sweet potato casseroles, and such.

After the work was done, we enjoyed homemade vegetable soup (from last summer’s canning) and a fresh peach cobbler (also from last summer’s canning), along with some barbecue pork and pintos.

There are always flowers of some sort blooming,for instance, these daffodils.

Farm life in North Alabama is not quite Green Acres, but Park Avenue? Hmmm. I’d do fine in either place.