the last bite

Summer Saturday at the Goshen Farmers Market

By Ann Hostetler / Photography By Tess Graham | August 18, 2017
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First stop: Kate’s sustainable greens—

arugula, braising mix, spinach, spicy salad mix, kale,

and in season, basil and tangerine gem marigolds, heirloom

tomatoes, spicy kimchi and even family news. Kate asks

after my family and reminds me about the Sacred Harp

singing, lets me write her a check for over the amount for

the rest of my shopping. Currants, raspberries, and blueberries

have succeeded strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb at Fritz’s

stand, and he’s got some terrific onions and raw milk cheeses,

too. Then, there’s that irresistible mousetrap, The Wedge, baited

with samples of Brie, Manchego, and Capriole goat cheese accompanied

by Rachel’s ringing laughter and the ricottas she’s made herself.

Fennel, eggplant and fresh chicken call me to Creekside Farm’s

stand. White Yarrow Farm’s baby white turnips and broccoli

catch my eye through the frieze of Jo’s peonies, cornflowers, larkspur.

Then there’s tender fresh ginger at Clay Bottom Farm, baskets

of rounded tomatoes, fresh peaches, peppers, lettuces. Across the aisle

I pick up eggs and frozen bone broth from Vintage Meadows,

then pause to watch Bob Smoker at the potter’s wheel, a group of

children gathered round. On the corner stage a bluegrass group’s

been plucking and tapping the rhythms of joy and abundance

as I fill my baskets. Last stop, Anna’s Bread. I heap my bags

on one of her bakery tables, stand in line for a croissant and

coffee while scouting out old friends and students at the other tables—

conversations to be had with the generations, though

I always bring my journal for writing, just in case. 

Find it

212 W. Washington St.
Goshen, IN
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