Local Veggies & Spring Cleaning

Do you have the luxury of a year-round farmers’ market in your town?

Since adopting a plant-strong lifestyle, the farmers’ market has been a key player in my weekly shopping trips.  There were a couple of months during the winter that it wasn’t worth going to the market but produce has been in full-swing the last couple of weeks.

The exciting news is that on Saturday, April 21st the Dane County Farmer’s Market moves outdoors!

What does it say about me that I got really excited to find these mini-cucumbers at the indoor market yesterday?


Canopy Gardens is my favorite mini-cucumber and tomato vendor at the market.

This Wisconsin family business grows veggies pesticide-free in their indoor greenhouse and offers greenhouse tours.  Field trip!  They also make salsa from their fresh tomatoes and always offer samples at the market.

A new item (at least new to me) is their dehydrated grape tomatoes.  These are really sweet and will be perfect in salads, on pizza, and tossed with pasts & veggies.

If you make it to the market, look for the red tent and you’ll find the friendly Canopy Gardens folks.

In Spring Cleaning news, I’ve cleaned Apples and Arteries–a new theme, updated pages, etc.  Feedback and comments welcome!

And finally, something I heard on A Way With Words this morning that I wanted to share:

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”. – Miles Kington

Enjoy the day!

Friday Funnies – 3/23/12

I hope your week has been a good one.  The fact that it feels like Summer in March is crazy, but I’ll take it.

A few things that made me laugh this week–

1.  I’ve posted about CPR a couple of times–check out this story Save a Life, Get the Middle Finger.  A woman helps another woman and ends up getting a bird as a “thank you”…and we’re not talking about a parrot.

2.  The Ellen Show did a little Comedy Spring Cleaning this week– the mis-spelled tattoo No Regerts instead of No Regrets; audience Facebook photos; glamour shots, etc.

3.  Spring jokes–

Can February March?  No, but April May!

Why wouldn’t they let the butterfly into the dance?
Because it was a moth ball!

I know, I know…real groaners.  I told a goofy joke at a staff meeting earlier this week and saw a lot of eyes roll, but heard a little laughter, too.

4.  Modern Family and Cam and his Tupperware…

Modern Family is such a funny show.  A recent episode involves  Cameron pretending to slip and fall. He was just looking for a way to get everyone out of the house.  Claire swears she returned his Tupperware container a long time ago. Cam believes otherwise. He does a hard target search of the entire house. Cameron finally finds what he’s looking for, but he pretty much destroys Claire’s home in the process.

I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve been possessive of Tupperware in the past–I think I’ve been able to let go of feeling attached to containers 🙂 – but I bet some of you can relate!

I couldn’t find a clip to share, but the episode is available online.

5.  These guys–

Hey Tucker, is that a new cologne you're wearing?

Every time I turn a corner, they are right there and I never know what I’ll find them doing.

Happy Weekend!