The theme of today’s trip to the Kent Winter Farmers Market is cheese. Seriously. Cheese and lots of it. My heart and belly are happy! Here are a few photos of my trip…
Here is the warm welcome that you will receive at the Lucky Penny Creamery…
This sign sums up why I buy local. Less harm to the earth AND it tastes better!
The text reads:
Facts about buying Local: On average, food spends 7-14 days in transit, spending 1,300 miles from farm to table. Locally grown fruits and veggies are usually sold within 24 hours of being harvested. Local farmers offer food based on taste and freshness – not shelf life or shipping.
And then the goodies…
The ricotta salata was from the Lucky Penny Creamery booth but I’m not sure if they made it…it was missing the LP tag. The raw milk cheddar and lemon zest cheese came from Meadow Maid. The vendor told me that Meadow Maid is from a 7th generation family farm with 100% grass-fed cows. I just read about how delicious raw milk cheddar is so it seemed like fate. Oh, and it is very delicious.
Kent Winter Farmers Market also has a book swap. I think it’s a cookbook swap but there were a few non-cookbooks too. I brought two cookbooks to swap but only saw one thing that I wanted was a Wine Enthusiast’s magazine with the greatest champagnes to celebrate with cover story. The only thing I love more than cheese is champagne!
This farmer’s market keeps getting better with every trip. There are so many great vendors, including a woman who makes homemade laundry soap! I meant to buy some and then got distracted by the cheese…oops! sorry!
I will be dreaming about Spring all day now…Enjoy your weekend!