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The good Earth

Posted by Suzy Taylor Oakley on April 19, 2009

The Certified Arkansas Farmers Market (Sixth & Main streets in North Little Rock’s Argenta neighboorhood) opened yesterday for the 2009 season. I really hated to miss it, but Bruce and I went to Batesville for the annual Scottish festival at Lyon College (more on that later). But I’m so excited that it’s finally open! Saturday, April 25, is Basket-A-Month pickup day, so I can’t wait for the fresh eggs, milk, cheese, pasta, STRAWBERRIES and other goodies that will be in the basket. Maybe I’ll make strawberry cake or muffins next weekend!

Come on down Saturday for fresh, Arkansas-grown produce, dairy, beefalo, honey, homemade pasta and much more. Support your local farmer. Maybe you’ll see us there. Bruce and I will be volunteering during the basket pickup.

After that, walk down to Riverfront Park for the Arkansas Earth Day Festival. The festival is on the North Little Rock side of the river between the Main Street and Broadway bridges. Maybe you’ll see me there. I’ll be volunteering at the Basket-A-Month booth.

The festival is on the 25th, although Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. Poke around the official Earth Day site and find out little ways you can make a difference. Support your local planet.

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2 Responses to “The good Earth”

  1. dmckenzie said

    It was great seeing the both of you on Saturday. I have already used my noodles, eaten most of my strawberries, and finished off my salad greens…. I really love the BAM. Can’t wait to see what’s new next weekend, I am waiting on the squash. I love buying from these local farmers!

    • Suzy said

      I’ve made a creamy mushroom sauce that I poured over organic chicken (I used the shiitakes, the butter and the whole milk from the BAM); eaten most of the strawberries; made pesto with the milk and a little bit of the butter; used the cheese in my salad of spring mix; and devoured nearly half the rosemary-garlic focaccia that Argenta Market chef Shane made (I bought that at the booth next to BAM). There’s nothing like it!

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