Monday, May 30, 2011

Checking out the new Fulton Farmers Market

Yay, I'm so glad the Fulton Farmers Market is up and running! It's awesome to have a farmers market right in our neighborhood!! It's every Saturday from 8:30 until 1 at 49th and Chowen in the Lake Harriet United Methodist Church parking lot.

Our friend Kris owns Gai Gai Thai, a brand new mobile food business.

The lovely and talented Courtnay, cooking up some delicious chicken! Gai Gai Thai uses chicken from Kadejan, beef from Thousand Hills Cattle Company and tortillas from La Perla.

And of course I had to check out the waste situation at the market ...

And by "check out," I mean dive right in. Here's that same barrel with the organics pulled out.

This one was full, too, and is nearly empty without the organics.

They need recycling bins for cans and bottles, too.

Bashin' some trash.
Two 33-gallon bags of organics out of the trash. There was more organics to pull out, but I'd only brought two compostable bags. I talked to several farmers market board members, all of whom were enthusiastically supportive of starting organics collection at the market. So hopefully in the not too distant future I'll be reporting on this blog that it's started!

Cute family!