from Mark M. Holeman, Inc. Landscape
Architects & Contractors for just $10.
I tried carefully that day to avoid accidentally tipping over one of these tiny abodes but as we were leaving my toe knocked into a twig house and the porch toppled right over. I dropped to my hands and knees and frantically set it back up, jogging to catch up with the rest of the group. I guess the fairies were either watching or I did a shoddy job because two days later I woke up and couldn't find a single pair of matching socks.
This past Saturday at the market was the artisans weekend, which was a treat in and of itself, but R and I also found yarrow plants at Mark Holman, Inc. for a bargain $10. For those who don't know, yarrow is especially attractive to fairies and we've been working on her garden since the weather warmed up. It's a great time to bond, not only through getting out and building something together, but the stories and lore associated with fairies make for great conversation. Admittedly, it's a little one-sided in our case but I like to think she's filing it all away.
The market has great fresh and home-grown food, but you can also find beautiful plants for both vegetable and flower gardens. Along with our yarrow plant, we found dahlias, lettuce bowls, and tomato starters all at a hugely affordable price. I have to say the lettuce bowls have caught my eye for the last few weeks. They're perfect to keep on your kitchen counter and you just snip off what you want to eat and let the rest keep growing. And, fellas, the dahlias are beautiful.
Happy belated Mother's Day and I hope you'll join us at next Saturday's market!
By Britney Earwood, Binford Farmers Market customer and volunteer