Happy New Year! I’m going to start the year off, by telling you about my last year and why my goal this year is to be consistent.
Last year, I decided to get back on the exercise bandwagon. I wanted to get back into decent shape, but I’m not big on diets. In fact, I am a hater when it comes to the diet word. I’m a believer in moderation in everything. Food should taste good, should sustain you and should not make you feel like you are starving, or denying yourself – that’s how I feel anyway. I do not sit in judgement on food others are eating, I’m not going on the lecture circuit about what a person can or can not eat. Each person must decide for themselves along with their doctors what they can and can not do. My husband is on a low sodium diet, and so my food sometimes centers around that, but it is our journey, and you can modify to suit your needs. We are in our 50s, and have lower caloric needs than someone who is more active or has a higher metabolism. So our goal is to be consistent in our food choices, based on our needs. (more…)Diana
Today I have been receiving emails and comments on a Cookerati post of 2011 for a Jennie-O coupon giveaway. There is an ad in a newspaper referring to this old post. It is not my ad, and the contest has been over for more than a year.
There are some coupons on Facebook right now – that I’ve posted a link to on the Cookerati Facebook Page. I’ve sent an email to the Jennie-O PR people I worked with previously to see if I can figure out what is going on.
I apologize for the confusion. If you have any information – like where you’ve seen the ad drop me a line.
Update – the newpaper ad was confusing to many people but referred to the Jennie-O Facebook Page. Anyone who did a search and found the old contest and giveaway may have thought that it originated here, I’m sorry to say it did not. I’m happy to have new visitors even if by accident. There’s a link to the Jennie-O coupons on Cookerati’s Facebook page. I hope that’s what you were looking for.
Last Friday after work we took a quick jaunt down to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. It’s a big street festival in Circleville, Ohio the third week in October. It officially runs 4 days, Wednesday through Saturday, but there is a preview day on Tuesday and Sunday is clean up time. We didn’t grow up in Pickaway County Ohio, so our first trip happened after we moved in over 20 years ago. The kids loved the rides, and then when their artwork that they made in school was posted on the wall in the Art Exhibit, of course we went in and searched and found it. My daughter was in middle school, when she and some friends encouraged by the art teacher made a scarecrow man and entered it in the Home Arts show. Middle school was when they marched in the parade with the band and it continued through High School. We’ve photographed and videotaped the band, worked for the boosters when they had a booster trailer serving chicken and noodles and every year we find pumpkin things to eat. The kids are grown, and don’t come with us but I still have my favorite things.
- Pumpkin things – I will buy Lindsey’s Donuts if there isn’t line, but usually there is a line because they are fantastic donuts. There was a line today, so we skipped it but we did take a peek at the pie. I did have a pumpkin burger, pumpkin oat cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin butter.
- Non-Pumpkin things – like chicken and noodles to warm you up on a cold rainy night and thin spiral cut potato chips covered in cheese and bacon bits called “potato blossoms”.
- The Pumpkin Show Building – my favorite place to stop in. There are a lot of contests photo, art and food; you can browse through and see all of the winners. I’m trying to get my husband to enter his photos and one of these years I hope he will. Every year the framed photos are so great – pumpkin and non- pumpkin themed. When my kids were in elementary school, the class would enter an art project for each student. They were all the same, but made by the student – so they were all a little different. The kids would stand in front of their artwork while we took a photo. The pumpkin show building also has cake decorating, pumpkin pie contest, candy making contest,best jam and even contests for the best black walnuts. How can one know what the best black walnuts are? We looked at the plate and couldn’t tell one from another. Still it’s fun to see what the winners entries looked like.
- The Home Arts and Craft Building is our other favorite. There are sculptures, quilts, cross stitch, recycled material art, and needlework. This is also the demonstration building where the craft demonstrations are done.
- Every day/night there are parades – The biggest parade night is Thursday but there are plenty of them during the four day run. Ohio State University’s TBDBITL and Ohio University’s Marching 110 have both taken their turns. The four local high school bands (Circleville, Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall) all march as well as other Ohio High School Bands. For years we parked down Watt’s street because that’s the road all of the busses line up for the marching bands and ours was there too. Memories.
- Every day/night there are shows. Some of the bands will play a program in the street or on a stage. McGuffey Lane was there as well as Kory Adams – a school mate of my kids. Rock, pop, broadway hits, symphonic strings, blue grass, jazz and the show doesn’t stop for anything. I remember the band playing in the pouring rain and watching the rain bouncing high off the kettle drums as they were hit. There’s something for everyone.
- More pumpkin stuff – but this time we’re not eating it. Pumpkin judging – The Giant Pumpkin weighing is a big tradition with the largest weighing 1315 lbs this year. There was a pumpkin carving demo, judging for the best looking pumpkin, and the queen contests. All of the contests and judging is to support the local economy so contestants must all live within a 21 mile radius of the town.
- Hog calling – yes it happens, there’s hog calling, a hot wheel race, the pet parade, cloggers, dance performance, egg toss competition (the finalists from each of the schools) and irish dancing. The schedule can be found online and in the circleville herald (local newspaper) plus there is a facebook page.
- The information booth always has people inside (during pumpkin show hours) handing out the schedule of events which also contains a list of all the pumpkin products and where to find them, plus the exhibit and parade map. There’s a webcam you can watch during the show if you want to see how packed it gets while the show is on.
- Next years show is October 13 – 16, 2013 – mark your calendar. Until then enjoy photos of this years show, and also enjoy pumpkin recipes.
*These photos belong to Diana & Mark Hayes.
I have a friend, Gailann who does freehand pancake designs for her family on special holidays that are always so neat. Today she made fireworks pancakes – aren’t they cool?
She fills squeeze bottles with the different colored batter and goes at it. Love it. She says they’re hard to flip – go low and slow, and don’t use oil, use a non-stick or they get greasy. Enjoy your Fourth. We are just hanging inside since it is so darn hot and we’re still recovering from travel. What are you doing? Did you make fireworks pancakes.Diana
This morning I’m participating in a blog swap with Ohio Blogging Association’s All State Blog Swap, so today’s post is by Nidhi of Nidhi’s Nidhizzle. On this day, bloggers from around the great state of Ohio are guest posting on one another blogs as a way to help to get one another in our blogging community. (Here’s a full listing of blog participants.)
Nidhi has some fantastic ideas for re-making old things into something totally unrelated and new again. She’s showing us how to make a cute necklace – a cool way to accessorize for dinner out.
Hi, I’m Nidhi from nidhizzle.com. I write about arts&crafts normally, so I’m going to give you a “recipe” of how to make a necklace from parts you have lying around your house! That is, if you have jewelry parts just lying around your house. Actually, if you’re not a regular crafter, you probably don’t have any jewelry parts just lying around your house. So you might have to buy some ingredients.
Start out with your ingredients.
Thin Gold Chain, like you’re about to go fist pumping but only a little bit. As long as you want it.
Embroidery Thread, like you’re about to embroider something but remember you hate embroidering
Necklace Clasps, not sure if that’s the name but that’s what’s in that blurry plastic baggie
Plastic Jewel Beads, I used green and clear but you can use whatever color you feel like obviously. JK. You have to use green and clear, otherwise the recipe won’t turn out perfectly!!
Start by threading your thread through the gold chain. Ok, you don’t really have to use a gold chain. You could have totally used silver. Tie a knot (but not the knot) around the gold chain so it’s seat belt securely fastened.
Put all your beads on the thread and tie a knot at the other end. Then, realize that you accidentally have created a necklace that you can’t fit around your head and must figure out a way to wear it.
Chop the gold chain in half and attach the necklace clasp things. That part was a little blurry to me since I’m particularly terrible at attaching clasp things. But somehow, I managed to make it work like I was one of Tim Gunn’s mentees. You can too!
Thanks for reading!
With free scoop day looming ( April 3, 2012) - I thinks it’s time for me to tell you about my recent trip to visit Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, Vt. Two nights, 1 1/2 half days for a whirlwind tour and blogger gathering with staff of Ben and Jerry’s led by the two man (or one man, one woman ) Ben and Jerry’s pr team-Sean Greenwood and Liz Stewart- along with Kevin Flight from Cone.
They flew us into Burlington and paid for all expenses including the hotel. Kevin and Liz ferried us around from event to event with Sean joining us. We had an inkling that there would be a tour and a chance to design ice cream, but not much more information than that- the emails were kind of vague. I think we all went with a wing and a prayer hoping it would work out well for all of us. This was my first sponsored trip, it was tons of fun, mixed in with more than an overview of their value added business and an overload of ice cream.
- Dinner Discussion
We were taken to dinner at American Flatbreads where we shared pizzas and salads. The talk was an intro to who they are, what they do, and there was a discussion of our favorite brands. Just so you know- I threw Graeters and Jeni’s into the mix because those are two Ohio brands that are have a following outside of the state. I also asked about the rumor on the Greek Frozen Yogurt and got their standard – We can not at this time confirm or deny ….yada yada yada…. After dinner we walked down Church St, a very cool street with no vehicle access, with lots of neat shops and pretty lights to get to the Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop. At this point the shop was closed for the evening but we were all way too full to partake of any ice cream. We did get a nice view of the neat decor with rustic floors.
I should add that when we checked into our hotel we had a Ben & Jerry’s swag bag with nice little gifts like a cool apron, eco-friendly reusable water bottle, ice cream container lock ( to keep your ice cream safe from your teens), and a folder with a nice write up of company info.
- Factory Tour - talk with Nate and Laure and a trip to the flavor graveyard.
Our very full day started with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s chocolate chip mint while we watched a small overview of the B&J business. Then the factory tour. You aren’t in the factory itself, but in a hallway full of windows looking down on to the production floor. The operation was much smaller than I expected with a national brand. From there we detoured into a special blogger offshoot into a tasting room. Really cool in that we were able to talk with Laure and Nate about what goes into their quality control testing. We learned that no matter what flavor was favorite, right off the line made it best. We also had a chance to do a taste comparison against a rival brand, Ben and Jerry’s won though truthfully it was a non-scientific test since we knew the other brand. Pistachio Pistachio – right off the line was my favorite ice cream .To be fair, it is one of my favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice creams with whole pistachios.
- Quality Assurance
- butter fat solids
- pint weights (every half hour)
- ice cream volume
- filler counts
- check for metals
- Plus others I’m sure I missed.
Laure and Nate also talked about their work environment. They were working OT right then because of something coming up (Greek Yogurt – however they didn’t mention it by name …. hmmm) but Laure mentioned that she was good with that since she just had two whole weeks off at Christmas time. They both loved working there, and they liked that Ben& Jerry’s promotes Community Action – part of the Social portion of the three pronged business statement of Ben & Jerry’s.
From there a quick trip up a slippery slope to the flavor graveyard to see the headstones of the flavors that didn’t last. Fun note: there was a car with just married painted on it. Sean left some coupons for free ice cream under the windshield wiper as a gift…awww!!
- Lunch with the Unilever Ben & Jerry’s Unilever Director – Jost
We had a working lunch subs and salads provided and met the Unilever director from Norway, Jostein Solheim. He gave us an overview of how he ended up in the US and why Unilever was a good match for the Ben & Jerry brand. Unilever gives Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the autonomy to use their name and follow the causes they support while the company runs the business end. Unilever can help the company with its resources to help a small company compete globally and agrees to be value added by allowing their workers community service days and working to make the company environmentally advanced with its global reach. Ben and Jerry represent the brand and still take part in the decision making but not in the day to day operations of the business.
- Marketing Team
We had a meeting with the marketing team, the social media gurus and the web guys. They talked us through some of their ad campaigns including Colbert’s Americone’s Dream, Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack (a family favorite), Dave Matthew’s Band’s Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies and the Target volunteerism brand. We heard all about the first Ben & Jerry’s Cowmobile – used for a cross country trip to give out free ice cream and burnt to the ground outside Cleveland. This summer their plans involve tweeting (@Benandjerrys) locations from another ice cream mobile and giving out more free ice cream, but not in Ohio this time.
Interesting point – I don’t meet their core market which has an upper limit of 44. However I get the part that it’s people without kids, because now that my kids are grown we’ll spend more money on the higher quality ice cream instead of going for quantity of cheap stuff. Kids snarf the good stuff way too fast.
Discussion points were Social Programs, Community Action teams and the Environment teams. There is so much more to Ben & Jerry’s than just a brand name.
- Fun in the scoop shop.
This was a great break from the sit down meetings, the power points and videos. This was a chance to be the person behind the counter. We had scoop lessons from Amanda (the Scoop U Dean) – learning how to perfect the three ounce scoop which seriously folks I must reveal that I never mastered. The scoop is a down and over in a l-shped pattern, one scoop for a chid dish or baby cone and two scoops on a regular cone or dish. We were able to sample all of the scoop flavors – including the new greek yogurt flavors. We had a relaxing little blast of fun and then they hit us with a surprise – we were going to scoop for the office. We did our best to keep the line moving though there was an issue when Roberto’s waffle cone broke and we were trying to move it to another cone – not a good idea. Don’t improvise, do it over, it’s important to give out a quality product. Two of the coolest parts: there were some guys from the EU filming for fair trade ( Ben & Jerry are aiming for all fair trade ingredients), so maybe we’re in a french foreign film ( HAH!!) and Sean brought out the harmonica and played while we scooped- it was a very cool moment.
- Meeting with the flavor team and making our own flavors
More fun when we were brought to meet the flavor team of Kristen and John. We had a nice talk about coming up with flavors and flavor names, and what works. Then the good stuff. They have a smaller kitchen lab set up where they use a soft serve to try out different combinations by adding flavor to the base, creating variagels for a swirl and adding fruit or candy bits. The team came up with three flavor combinations using the greek yogurt base and other ingredients they had on hand. The first was a honey greek yogurt base with a fig swirl and pistachios, then we had a vanilla greek yogurt base with blueberry lemon swirl and apricot bits (I’m not a fan of frozen apricot bits). The last was a nutella swirl with shortbread cookie pieces in a vanilla yogurt base. The swirl and the base with chunks both went in piping bags, then it was swirled together into a pint container while turning around on a turntable. We tasted the batches before they went into the deep freezer to harden overnight.
Meeting THE Ben & Jerry.
We were in the middle of a tour of the corporate building with Liz when we were called out to meet THE Ben & Jerry. My dad if he were alive would probably have liked that part a lot. When I was talking about this trip to my son’s friends – his response was -”I didn’t know there was real Ben and Jerry?, I thought it was a made up name, I didn’t know they were real guys.” I’m here to tell you they are real guys. They asked about our blogs and what we did and the flavors we created. Plus we have a group photo with them to prove they really exist.
- then it was back to the hotel for a short break and off to dinner. I loved their corporate office – a nap room, dogs in the office, flexible schedule, a nice big kitchen and ice cream.
- Day Two – Breakfast with Andrea Asch
Andrea Asch is the Manager of Natural Resources and I think has the perfect job. While she did a power point highlighting all of their social programs and believes in a value added business and not just being a company that talks about sustainability, but one that walks the walk.
- Forest Stewardship council certified packaging
- Fair Trade Ingredients
- No violations on waste water in 20 years
- Greyston Bakery – where they get brownies from for their ice cream pints
- Hydrocarbon freezers
- Carbon Offsets by building wind turbines in South Dakota
- Milk Cooperative where they pay the farmer to join, (rBGH free milk)
- Leading with Progressive Values
- Appropriate ways to introduce products and their social mission to other countries
Listening to Andrea was probably one of my favorite parts of my trip. She said that there was always something new to investigate and think about- how can they do things better, but you have to examine what you will have an impact on when you change something.
- Taste Testing – one last time
We got one last trip to the lab kitchen to try out our new flavors before heading home. Our fun flavors turned out nicely – with Fig jam and Pistachio being my favorite. So much fun packed into such a short time. The PR people and everyone at Ben & Jerry’s were excited for their Greek Frozen Yogurt Launch the next day, and you could feel the enthusiasm for their business.
Sean gave us coupons for Pints as a thank you gift right before we left. I’ve treated myself, given a couple away to my kids and now I’m offering it to you.
- Ben and Jerry Pint Coupon Giveaway
- Three winners
- US citizen
- One entry per household
- Tell me in the comments – what your favorite Ben and Jerry flavor is.
- Deadline is midnight April 6(EST).
One more thing – The Chew on ABC recently did a trip to Ben and Jerry’s. This video shows both Nate on the Factory Tour and Kristen creating a new flavor, two people I met on my trip.
Disclosure: I received this blogger trip from Ben & Jerry’s. I asked what was expected and the reply was – we hope you might write about your visit, but nothing is expected. I received my hotel and expenses paid for, along with free pint coupons and t-shirts and a swag bag. I had a blast, loved their ice cream and loved their value added business approach.Diana
At a conference last week (5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging in Cincinnati last weekend), we were chatting at lunch and one person mentioned junkets, and the discussion was followed about what a junket is… and then I threw out that I was going to Vermont for a blogging event at Ben & Jerry’s. There was agreement that this was a good thing, and I have to say I feel pretty lucky. Then the flavor talk came out – Cobert’s Americone or Fallon’s Late Night Snack - has anyone seen them or tried them? Most of us hadn’t tried either.
So, there is travel to Vermont coming up and I have a couple of days to think about it, but I want to know… If you could have any flavor combination of ice cream – what would you come up with? Would it have chocolate chunks? Would it be fruity? Herby? Have Alcohol? This is a real question, I’d like my Cookerati friends to help me out. If you could design your own ice cream, what would it be?
Updated: During the blogger trip, I tried the Americone, on the way home from the airport, we stopped off at the store and picked up Late Night Snack. Hands down we prefer Late Night Snack. I didn’t think I would with the saltiness and the potato chips, but it’s really really good. Sorry Colbert – I like you too, but I just like Jimmy Fallon’s ice cream flavor better.
Corrected: Jimmy Fallon’s ice cream flavor to Late Night Snack.Diana
Tonight I’m relaxing – my snack – Gingered Applesauce and Red Wine. What are you snacking on?
We picked up a bunch of apples to sauce this weekend, but I couldn’t wait and made some on the stovetop tonight.Diana
I recently spent two weeks at my mom’s house while she recuperated from surgery – the longest time my husband and I have spent apart in our 24 years of marriage. Before I left, we talked about him driving out to NJ from Ohio (I flew) to come and get me and then on our way back across the turnpike we would stay in a Bed and Breakfast for the weekend before we went back to our regular jobs. Originally, we had planned a longer vacation, but when my mom’s breast cancer came up, it was put off or put away, so this was our way to get some of the trip in. We didn’t have many choices since we were late making the decision of where and when, however, we made a heck of a great pick with Horizon View Farms Bed and Breakfast.
- Rockwood, PA
Horizon View Farms is in Rockwood, PA just south of Somerset off the PA turnpike (76). It’s a newer Bed and Breakfast, and it’s part of a bigger plan. There’s a Horizon View Farm part where the beef cows are – we met them as they stalked us while we hiked around the 490 acre property. There’s the Horse boarding, trail rides and training center, and there’s the Bed and Breakfast. We were offered the option of a trail ride, but my husband wasn’t up to it. It snowed more than 6 inches while we were there last weekend (the surprise snow storm that hit the east?), and it was the perfect opportunity for taking a hike in the snow to take winter photos instead.
- Really nice suites
The Bed & Breakfast is divided into suites. On the first floor there are two nice size suites with Queen beds, a sitting room and bathroom with shower. There is a common small kitchen with fridge, freezer, and microwave plus cabinets full of dishes, silverware, coffee amenities, etc. There is also an eating area that has cafe type seating which is pretty neat. There is a planned deck, but so far the weather hasn’t cooperated enough for them to work on it. I liked sitting in front of the french doors overlooking the horse area while sipping coffee. In fact one of the best things about this place is all the windows and light even though it snowed the whole day, at the same time, the bedroom windows were covered with both blinds and drapes and were dark for sleeping which I love.
- Whoa – the living room loft!
We stayed upstairs, and what a treat that was. The second floor had a full kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms plus another available and a bathroom with shower. Then the piece de resistance is the full third floor loft living room with windows on both ends. In the evenings we would bring a glass of wine up there and watch a movie on the tv.
- Cheryl met us there.
As a bed and breakfast you are used to the hosts staying on site. This is a little different in that Cheryl didn’t stay on site, but she did give us a tour, told us how to find what ever we needed. She let us know that the property was wide open for us to hike around on and explore, that there was an option for a trail ride or lessons if we wanted. She told us about what was in the area, where to get a decent meal and pretty much set us up. A really funny coincidence is that though we never met, we actually attended the same college at the same time , neat, huh? She also gave us a bottle of wine from the owners and a bowl of salsa with chips. We didn’t see Cheryl again, but we talked to plenty of the staff, who were all friendly, helpful, pleasant – really enthusiastic people.
- Dining Out? Be ready to drive.
I will warn you that you are out in the boonies – you will need to figure out what and where you will eat. The other couple that stayed in one of the first floor suites went to Somerset for dinner. Somerset is about a fifteen minute drive and not too bad. Dough Girls is the main spot around the corner from the B&B. Anything that can be made with dough is there – ie – Pizzas, pies, hoagies, cakes, etc. However, I wouldn’t go there without calling first and putting in an order. If you order when you show up, it will be a twenty minute wait, even for a small meatball hoagie. We also noticed that people called their orders in and then ate there. Cheryl, the person I made the arrangements with for Horizon View Farms gave us some great suggestions too, but we didn’t feel like driving.
- Stewp for dinner
I brought some vegetables and chicken in a cooler with us, but we didn’t have any oil or butter. There was a flyer in one of the drawers about a Market in Rockwood (right across from dough girls), so we took a little jaunt to it and found exactly what we needed. I didn’t do anything big. We peeled and diced a butternut squash, some potatoes and chicken breast, tossed it with oil to soften and then threw in a little wine (Thank you!!) for it to stew in. I stole the salt and pepper from the downstairs kitchen. Two things I would suggest for the kitchen – A really sharp knife (butternut squash is not easy to peel) and a cutting board. We actually ate this meal both nights – but we are stewy people, so it was perfect.
There was a continental breakfast waiting for us when we woke up. Fruit, cheese and meat tray, crackers, granola, yogurt, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, etc ( different varieties each day) plus the breakfast fairies set up the coffee for me, I just turned it on when I was ready for hot coffee. There was a separate coffee pot in our upstairs suite, but the breakfast fairies let us have our privacy, so I used the downstairs coffee.
The only downside is that the thermostat is downstairs. The first floor is cooler than the second, and the third floor is cooler than the second. As a result we got a little overheated when we were sleeping. If I had to do it again, I might crack the bedroom window just a bit to let some of the heat out.
We had a fabulous time, we hiked around the property and met some cows. We took lots of photos of the winter wonderland. We went to Laurel Hill State Park which was just a few minutes down the road. It was all very lovely, private and friendly just what we needed for a getaway. I recommend Horizon View Farms Bed & Breakfast highly. Oh, and lest I forget – Wireless all the way, Baby!
This isn’t a paid or sponsored review – Cookerati was never discussed. This was a weekend away for my husband and me, and we loved it. The opinions are my own.
As the Farm Market season winds down, you sometimes need to venture further away to farm markets that are still going strong. Last week we went to North Market for the weeks groceries, but we wanted to go somewhere else this week so we headed to Clintonville because we’ve heard nice things about their market. Clintonville is out of our way since it is on the north side of Columbus and we live in a different county south and west of there. I have to say – the raves were on target.
Clintonville really does buy into the local producer idea. Not only were all of their farmers local, but the seller has to be the farmer, or from the farm. No brokers or auction buys, which I really like; we had to be really careful because we did buy from some brokers earlier in the summer who we thought were farmers, but they not only weren’t farmers, they bought at an auction and didn’t know the farmer at all. Clintonville Farm Market makes sure you get it straight from the farm without a middle man.
Clintonville also has a nice diversity. I can find my Ohio Bison there, and since they were having their roast sale I bought enough to get one free. Cheese, eggs, milk, grains, bread, fruit, veggies – they had it all. Some of the farmers that were at my all time favorite Athens farm market were in Clintonville. I was able to pick up spelt berries and my husband found his tortilla chips made with locally grown corn.
I have paid with cash, check and credit card at different vendors, though they don’t all take credit card or check, sometimes one or the other, but not always both. Clintonville Farmer’s Market has a solution if you find yourself in a bind. They sell tokens and can take EBT/Debit cards as payment. These tokens can be used for purchasing from the vendors.
My only issue with Clintonville Farmer’s Market was the parking. We couldn’t tell where we were welcome to park the car. A couple of places looked blocked off to prevent shoppers from using their lots so we ended up on a side street. I’m sure the neighbors get a little tired, we kept to the street so as not to impose, but even then when we were walking back to the car an exasperated driver barreled down the street past me. On their website is a list of places you are welcome to park. I should have researched it better before I started out.
October 29th’s market is the last one for the regular Clintonville Farmer’s Market. Stock up the freezer, buy some winter squash and store it in your basement. You have just a couple more chances buy your fall fruit and veggies and don’t forget those spelt berries!