Ah, Spring. Among other things of beauty, it brings the return of fresh local produce along with the farmers who grow it. To my undying happiness, after a long winter of relying on the local supermarkets for produce, my local neigborhood source has returned. The Oakmont Farmers Market celebrated opening day on Wednesday, May 21. Crunched for time -- I was teaching a class on Loire Valley wines a few hours after the market's opening bell rang -- I was only able to make a quick run of it, snapping a few pictures and picking up a small supply of fruit, vegetables and eggs. Based on my quick visit though, all signs promise a great season to come.
Peg Dearolf was back, taking her work seriously as always, with strawberries, snap peas, asparagus, lettuces and a variety of other fresh veggies from Blueberry Hill Farm.
The Linde's of Lindenhof Farm have also returned for the market's second year, replete with their farm fresh eggs and pasture-raised chickens.
Bud Wimer of Wimer's Organics is the one new producer to the market this year, providing welcome added depth to the range of vegetables and herbs available at the OFM.
The Strawberry, by Blueberry Hill Farm.
Oakmont Farmers Market
in the Oakmont Municipal Parking Lot
2419 West Darby Road
Havertown PA, 19083
The 2008 season:
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM from May 21 through August 27
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM from September 3 through November 26