We are so fortunate to have such fertile soil in southern Illinois. We have had a rainy Spring, which has really given way to abundant crops this year. I shot these photos a couple of weeks ago (we have been traveling for the last couple), and I loved seeing the community garden (located right next to the market) being tended to by local residents in exchange for produce from the garden. This is such a great way to bring the community together, and it allows people to feel like a bigger part of their community.
This week, we also saw the addition of Flyway Farms, which produces mushrooms year-round for the market and our Neighborhood Co-Op. They had two varieties, both absolutely stunning!
This little guy was helping to weed the community garden, and played in the dirt, like kids should! He was having a blast, possibly the most fun of anyone there!
Scratch will be a regular, weekly vendor at the market.
For more information about the Carbondale Community Farmer's Market, visit their website.