First Market of the Season

Has your local farmers’ market opened yet?

Today marks the first day of the South of the James Market 2011 season, and this week was the first that I could start debiting from my CSA share with Victory Farms. Unfortunately, I missed opening day at the market because I was at the beach this morning. However, I made up for it earlier this week when I visited the Byrd House Market in Richmond’s Oregon Hill. Victory Farms visits two markets a week: Byrd House and South of the James. Tuesday was the first day of CSA share debiting, so I biked over the market after work.

As a matter of fact, I biked to work that morning and then hit up the market on my way home. See my cool new basket? It’s perfect for carrying groceries home.

Although I felt pretty weighed down on the ride home, I successfully biked about 6 miles that day and felt great at the end! I think the added weight from my fresh fruits and vegetables in the basket and my work laptop on my back made things a little more difficult. Regardless, I plan to bike commute as much as possible before it gets dreadfully hot and humid here.

Check out my loot!

  • Black pepper linguine from Bombolini Pasta
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes (greenhouse I assume)
  • Asparagus
  • Leeks (CSA)
  • Broccoli rabe (CSA)
  • Arugula (CSA)

Happy Market Day!

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