Hello Market Friends:
Anne here, back in the market newsroom after a couple of weeks away. I was very sorry to learn that our last market had a number of serious product quality and quantity issues. Everyone was struggling with temperatures in the high 30s Celsius and no rain, and this had serious consequences on the farms. We sincerely apologize, and along with the growers we will do all we can to make it up to you this week.
Essa Seedlings and Sprouts and Sundance Harvest were both hoping to return this week, but the intense heat forced them to change their plans. We will keep you posted.
I had a good vacation, but I am happy to be back; enough of playing hooky! I had to look up the spelling of that word, and it reminded me of another favourite: petrichor.
In case you haven’t run into this one before, petrichor means the smell of the earth just before rain. Such a good word, right? I think there should be a related word for the feeling that happens when August turns to September, because you can sense such a change in the air.
Whatever it means for our individual routines, September brings a definite shift. No more drifting along, taking the long days and the bounty of summer for granted. It’s time for a re-set, time to put ideas in motion and bite into new things, both literally and figuratively.