Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, where the local farmers’ markets are making us broke.
We wandered down to the market in Edwards last Sunday with just a simple goal: Find a couple of Colorado-grown peaches. We had a hankering for peaches ” “we” meaning this writer, her husband and her 6-month-old daughter. OK, the baby doesn’t know she has a hankering for peaches yet, but she’ll soon learn.
Anyway, who knew how easy it would be to blow $60 at the market? Don’t get us wrong, we got some great deals. Not only did we load up on peaches, we bought a bunch of arugula, a ridiculously large eggplant, a zucchini, a pile of tomatoes, a white eggplant (which looks too pretty to eat), a bag of organic coffee, a gander of organically raised geese, some hamsters, one unicorn, a box of recycled cans and a wreath. OK, we’re just kidding about the last one.
Who knows what the offerings will be at next weekend’s market?