|Attic 20 years ago when I moved in|
|Attic 2011 - where did it all come from?|
FINALLY GETTING OUT AND ABOUT
Yesterday was a bright, sunny 17 degree day here in northeast Ohio and I took every advantage of the sunshine to try to perk myself up a bit. I got out of the house fairly early and headed up to the Countryside Conservancy Indoor Farm Market at the Old Trail School on Ira Road. This was the first indoor market this winter and I looked forward to finding some fresh winter vegetables.
I think everyone was surprised to see that the place was packed with people - and packed EARLY! By the time I arrived most of the good stuff was already gone. I still ended up with some rapini, a couple sweet potatoes, a wedge of locally produced havarti cheese and some badly needed fresh eggs from Brunty Farms. I had a nice chat with the people from Red Run Bison Farm when I picked up a nice strip steak to try, and a friendly chat with Kevin Noon, the gentleman that does on-site knife sharping. Sad to say I missed out on most of the items on my shopping list.
ARE YOU TIRED OF HEARING ME TALK ABOUT EGGS YET?
|Pasture raised egg next to mega |
egg farm produced
I cooked a couple eggs today for my breakfast and grabbed one from the mega-grocer and one that I picked up yesterday at the market. Just by looking you can see there is a difference. The egg on the right is the egg from Brunty Fams where the chickens are pasture raised on good feed. Compared to the lighter yellow of the other egg, it simply looks more appealing, don't you think?
EJ THOMAS STAGE DOOR
|Earl Klugh at Stage Door in Akron|
Mr. Klugh is traveling to Japan and Asia for the next couple of months - but be sure to look for his CDs (there are several at the Akron Public Library) and for him to return next year or the year after.