My Little Picasso's

My Little Picasso's

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hershey Farmer's Market

I have made it no secret where my family and I live ...

we live in Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The Sweetest Place on Earth."  Yes, it really does smell like chocolate here.  I. Am. Not. Kidding.

(Except on those few days when the nearby sewer plant is turning over ... sickening, no joke.  These would be the days we play inside.)

There are many hidden secrets about Hershey besides the rather large not so secret places, such as the park and Chocolate World.  Yes, there is a world.

One of our personal favorites is the Hershey Farmer's Market, held every Thursday afternoon outside the local coffee shop, the Cocoa Beanery, and U-Gro(how convenient).  They, obviously, specialize in fresh produce from close-by farmers and farms, yet there are also activities for the kids, local musicians, specialty tents ... think medical or political, and various other goods; local rug-makers, pot-makers, scarf-makers, and hummus-makers.

Yesterday was the grand opening, re-opening for the summer season.  I picked up the boys and off we went.  We always visit the same farmer's tent.  We're loyal.  Schaeffer Farms are out of Pitman, PA and have the most lovely apples, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. etc. etc.  Yesterday our haul included tomatoes, apples, and asparagus for a simple cost of 6 dollars.  There was a jumpy house set up for the kids.  As you can imagine I had to drag my two away.  We then went off and planted some flower seeds(which were later spilled, which were quickly repotted and watered).  I will hopefully have some little sunflowers at some point.

The best part of this little place is that the boys look forward to it.  They ask to go.  They ask to eat the fruit and vegetables we buy.  They ask to go back.

I wonder what we'll find next week?  Shouldn't blueberries be out soon.

May 23rd, 2014

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