Sunday, September 13, 2009
1,000 FREE BOOKS GIVEN TO CHILDREN AT MARKET EACH SEASON
Visiting the Espanola Farmers Market is loaded with surprises for young people, and one of them is the free distribution of children's books at the manager's booth. Each market season there are an estimated 1,000 books taken home by young people as one of the many benefits of shopping at the market. Young people also participated in improving the market by planting wildflowers in the gardens in the front of the Espanola Farmers Market site.
The harvest is plentiful this year, and there's plenty to choose from...including: tomatoes, chiles, apples, watermelon, squash, corn, melons, chard, turnips, string beans, onions, peaches, honey, flowers, plums, cukes, garlic and more. Plus, there's the ice cream truck making periodic visits to the market and a stand of hot food, including burritos. Mmmm