Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sustainable Saturday - Honey and Garlic

November 10, and the outdoor farmers market season in the upstate NY area of the "Triple Cities"(Binghamton, Endicott and Johnson City, plus some other communities) is just about over.

Today, our high temperature was 51, and we are supposed to be in the low 60's tomorrow.  The Otsiningo outdoor farmers market is gone for the years so we visited a market in Vestal, NY that we normally don't go to.  There were only four tables but I encouraged my spouse to give it a try, and I am so glad we did.

Thank you, Sue Garig, of Honey & Garlic in Kirkwood, NY for allowing me to take these pictures. 

Her wares included honey candles (above) and honey Christmas ornaments....
Honey tempting.  We ended up buying..well, it's going to be a surprise for someone so I won't say.

And also honey brittle in three varieties: peanut, walnut, and slivered almond.  (it was very good, but a bit hazardous for people with lots of fillings)
We also got some of the last garlic of the season.

From another vendor, we bought some swiss chard that will be going into a soup.

From still another vendor we bought a dozen eggs.

Other items for sale included apples, turnips and turnip greens, cauliflower, mint, and winter squash.

If you are in a cold clime and still have outdoor farmers markets, give them a shot even if they look sparse.  You'll be glad you did.


  1. Looks like a fragrant and tasty trip! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love farmers' markets but don't go as much anymore. We have an organic garden and grow almost all the things we love. I do have to buy corn, oranges and honey though which I get from local growers. It's wonderful to live in a semi rural area with ranches and farms.


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