Saturday Perfection

Let’s see…its only 10:30 am and I have accomplished the following:

  • Hit up the Salem Farmers Market and came home with: broccoli, lettuce, snap peas, fennel (will top salmon for dinner tonight!), a plate of carrot cake muffins, and a small bear of local honey.
  • Made friends with the honey-man, Coy, who is perfectly named. Rather the sociable southern retired gentleman. He invited me out to his honey-farm to see how he makes it. LOL. But really, he was a gem and introduced me to the regular vendors.
  • Took down info for beef and pork sellers. Got a recommendation from one lady for her daughter who raises chickens. She also said the Natural Foods Co-op is worthwhile for bulk items. Several folks sell eggs. Yay, fresh eggs from happy chickens!
  • Bought a heavenly cup of hot cocoa from this local cafe.
  • Didn’t stick around for the Chef Challenge, in which a local chef must take ingredients from the farmers market that morning and cook up a lunch. They have a small kitchen on a trailer hitch. What a hoot!
  • Came home, ate a muffin, then tackled some unpacking.
  • Had too much jitters from the hot cocoa so I went for a 30 minute walk. The neighborhood is hilly and makes me huff-n-puff.
  • Weather is pristine after two days of rain.
  • What else today? Jeff is helping mow the lawn (Dad is happier than a clam at high tide.) We might visit a library for “B Movies” this afternoon. Or take a drive ’round town. Then there is a prayer service at a church we want to attend this evening.

Can you tell I am HAPPY to be here?

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3 Responses to “Saturday Perfection”


  1. 1 Hajar Zamzam Ismail June 6, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Great! It sounds like you aren’t wasting any time getting settled. Farmer’s markets and local honey are precisely the things I search for when we move to a new location.

  2. 2 Rachael June 6, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I’m glad you like it here! I love Roanoke! May I suggest going to Jamison’s? They have a small store where they sell fresh produce and homemade candy, jelly, etc. I’m pretty sure it’s on Grandin Road Extension (but hopefully most people could tell you how to get there). Also, go downtown to the Roanoke Farmer’s Market sometime and check out Center in the Square. There’s usually something going on.

  3. 3 alana June 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

    ooooo, wonderful! I also hit the farmer’s market this morning. Quite nice. The chef’s challenge seems like fun.


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