Winter Blues Revived
Typically, it has been a long wait from the last farmer’s market to the first one so it was with great anticipation that I headed to Morgantown on March 1 for the Winter Blues Market. Just the name indicates I’m not the only one missing the fresh produce. As part of the WV Small Farm Conference at the Waterfront Place Conference Center, the market was open to the public from 4-7pm Thursday evening.
Having recently learned about high and low tunnels I was ready to see salad greens and the other vegetables that were for sale there: kale, turnips, radishes, carrots and cherry tomatoes.
There were apples and lots of preserves and jams, and breads. A number of participants were selling soap and other personal care lotions. Tea was available, one West Virginia winery also was there, and I was also able to purchase some maple syrup. Several cattle vendors also had meat for purchase.