My First Farmers Market Book Sale

Today was my first day selling my book, One Brave Thing, at a farmers market. The Saco River Farmers Market, to be exact. I'd been there before, but not for a year or two. I had planned to scope it out ahead of time, but work and family commitments prevented me from doing so. It … Continue reading My First Farmers Market Book Sale


May planting

We planted the last bed on the last day of May. Tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squashes, peppers, spaghetti squash, various eggplants. I'm bummed out that I couldn't find a purple and white striped eggplant variety this year, or a purple bell pepper, but what can you do? We did find and plant some blue potatoes, and that is … Continue reading May planting

Girls’ Night

On the (rare) days when the male members of the family are off at work, but the females have the day off, we have a Girls' Night. Today, Girls' Nights started early, at 7:24AM. The men were out for the day so the females were left to  our own pursuits. This is what my daughter … Continue reading Girls’ Night

Garden Update

Things are really doing well this year. I've been picking zucchini, yellow squash, string beans, and sugar snap peas for a while now. I thought I'd picked the last strawberry last week, but then the funky pink-flowered strawberry plant that I found at the Portland Farmer's Market a few months ago produced a couple more! … Continue reading Garden Update

8 tips for shopping at the farmers market

the farmers market is unofficially open in portland, maine (and maybe where you are too). here are some ideas to get you started off on the right foot: bring a bag! preferably a reusable shopping bag vs those plastic ones (although these are available from the farmers if you do forget your bag. which I … Continue reading 8 tips for shopping at the farmers market