It was time for the indoor farmers market in Binghamton, New York.
We only have one winter market here in our area, and it only meets twice a month. These are the lean months of produce in upstate New York. Our growing season is well over, with ground frozen and snow cover everywhere.
Although the bakers, the honey sellers and the crafts people have lots of wares to offer, the farmers (except for the dairy farmers selling cheese) are running low on supplies.
Did you know that chickens are sensitive to the amount of light they receive, and egg production will go down dramatically if you don't use artificial lights on them in the northern climes during winter? It's true. Most commercial producers use artificially lighting on their chooks. I don't know if this farmstead producer does.
Instead, spouse decided to roast a turkey. When this is the temperature at breakfast time (that's -16C for most of the world, incidentally), hot food roasting slowly and heating the house sounds so good. (Maybe later next week, I'll blog about the roast turkey. If you ask.)
Spouse needed some large onions. We have lots of onions left (we grow fantastic onions at our community garden) but he bought three of these, nestled here side by side with the last of the squash and some storage cabbage one vendor was offering.
Is the growing season over where you live? What was your weather like today?