The days are getting shorter, the rains have begun.
Don’t be fooled. Blue sky and sunshine may show up here and there, friends you bump into on the street that say “hey, how you doing, you look great, we should get together sometime,” but they don’t mean it. They’re gone, out of your life. It’s you and the rain from here on out, the rest of the year.
The Wallingford Farmers Market is shuttered, its last outing was a week ago Wednesday. The tents are collapsed, crates of fruit loaded back into the vans or sent off to the food banks. Goodbye chioggia radicchio and artisanal cider. Hello, drear.
What? That’s not OK? You not ready to just lay down and give up? You still want your local greens? Your local roots and neargrown shoots?
I don’t know, but let’s see what we can do.
OK, yes, maybe we have something here for you.
CityGrownSeattle, the farmstand filled with produce improbably grown right here in Wallingford (and Ballard) hasn’t bowed down to the change of the seasons yet. Every Saturday in October, 10 am – 1 pm at 4108 Eastern Avenue, they’ll be out selling locally grown flora. I haven’t seen the “fresh sheet” for this week, but last week’s included tomatoes (sungold and stupice), kale (dino and red russian), carrots, beets, broccolini and garlic, to name a few.
Go, get something. It will sustain you. For a while.
Want more? How about grass-fed beef and heritage turkey? Sorry, you’re going to have to wait until another day to read about Wallingford’s latest startup, Farmstr.
(Photo by Katie Dollarhyde, who has NSFW photos on her Flickr site, and now you’re going to click to see them, just because I said they were NSFW, aren’t you?)