June 4th marked the opening of the weekly Thorndale Farmers’ Market. After a long winter the opening of the market tells us that summer is just around the corner. In exchange for supporting our local farmers and artisans customers get the freshest of ingredients grown just down the road. It is too early in the season for a huge selection of produce but it is a great opportunity to take advantage of those early crops that were out like strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus.
Homestead Country Market was there with all the locally raised meat you need for your grill. The church ladies of St. George’s were there with their tasty homemade baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. The Horticultural Society was there selling plants. Great Lakes Goat Dairy was there to tempt you with their cheese and From My Garden was there to let us restock our pantries with jams and jellies of all types. The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the market but Laurie from Edible Acres remarked that what they really needed was rain. She got her wish on Sunday as the fields got a nice dousing of rain we just hope they escaped the hail. The spirt of the market was made better with the live music provided.