Post for September 10
As I’ve worked in the gardens, I have noticed the rather large grasshoppers moving about. It has brought to mind the fable of the grasshopper and the ant. The grasshopper gaily jumped about, snacking as he went and having a fun time while the ant busily gathered food and had no time for such nonsense. Come the cold winds and snows of winter, the ant was snug and warm in his home while the grasshopper was miserable and freezing outside. With these changing weather patterns, it has made me think.
Soon, the gardens will be put to bed and we will once again be dependant on the fruits of our labors. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you have potatoes, onions, tomatoes and fruits safely put away? We at the Jerome Farmers Market are working hard to give you just that. We have been presenting foods each week that you can store, freeze and can. Ultimately however, our crops will go dormant and stop with the seasons.
This Saturday from 9am-1pm, stop by the Jerome Farmers Market at the Mountain View Barn and make it a point to pick up bread from Julia-that will freeze beautifully, get potatoes and onions that are designed to last for months, jams, honey, apples and many other items will be available to stock your pantry. We are located 3 miles south of Jerome on HWY 93 or 392 East 300 South. Join the other ants busily engaged in their good works.