Thursday, July 2, 2009

Markets and Gardens

The South Hadley Farmers' Market opened today on the Town Green. Despite the rainy, thunderous, and down right icky weather we've been having, we managed to have an clear afternoon for the market! South Hadley residents turned out for the occasion in wonderful show of support for local food.

If you are interested in reading more about local food and gardening there are some great books for adults and children alike.

One of my favorite new children's books is The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.
The book is about "greening" a city by planting gardens in unexpected places. A group of New Yorkers put this idea to work in real life and opened up a garden along an old railroad track in Manhattan. You can visit their website at

For those who enjoyed Michael Pollan's book Omnivore's Dilemma, Pollan is coming out with a young readers edition of the book. The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, will be out this coming fall.

~ Vanessa

1 comment:

Bob Judge said...

Dear Joan and Vanessa:

Thank you for your initiative for the farmer's market. Your effort has improved South Hadley!

- Bob Judge