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Toledo Farmers Market

June 28, 2013
By Dawn Troutner - Toledo Market Master , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Market Report for June 21st

What a great night for the Toledo Farmers' Market. Vendors that were at market were Kristi, Devin, Dale, Darold and Ruth, Chuck and Ginger, Dawn, Cheryl along with her son. Frances, Linda, and the Music man Marv were also there. New vendor faces were Calvin and his mother Cindy and Kathy was back with her nut coils. Some of the items available were eggs, kolaches, pies, cookies, rosettes, angle food cakes, breads, rolls, turnovers, perennials, tomato plants, jams, jellies, radishes, turnips, spinach, lettuce, green onions, broccoli, fresh and dried herbs, nut meats, honey, rhubarb, peas, kohlrabi, gooseberries, and mulberries. Be sure to come out and see what I am missing. You may even notice a couple of vendors dancing to Marv's polka music.

If you noticed last week I didn't have an article in the paper. Some may think I took a little time off. No, I was very busy getting the rest of the garden in and missed my deadline. Sorry everyone. It is nice to say every pepper and tomato is planted along with the sweet potatoes, and the green beans. Bring on the weeds. Customers were asking Friday if anyone had green beans. Not yet but many vendors tell me their green beans are blooming I would say, in the next couple of weeks you should see those green beans appearing at market. This next week there should be some beets though.

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Dawn Troutner
Toledo Market Master

Every night, weather permitting I have been using the hoe or pulling weeds till sunset. Tonight was a beautiful breath taking sunset. It was the brightest orange sun set I have seen in a long time. People ask, don't you get tired of working outside until sun set. No I reply. I enjoy the sounds, sites, and smells of the end of the day. The birds calling each other back to their nest and telling their feathered friends goodnight. I smile as I hear the frogs make their nightly chorus by croaking. Watching the ducks waddle around the yard quacking and eating bugs along the way. Smelling the scent of the blooming lavender, it makes me feel calm and relaxed. Watching the kittens come out of the barn to pounce and play in the grass. I can take a break to watching and listening to my hubby talk to the geese as he walks them down to their pen. But seeing a beautiful magnificent sunset like tonight makes me happy I live in the country to enjoy this little bit of paradise.

I hope you are able to enjoy the end of your day. And I hope you come out to the Toledo Farmers' Market on Fridays from 5-7pm to enjoy the sites, sounds, and smells of the market. See you there.



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