Saturday, September 15, 2012

To Market

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fine hog;
Home again, home again, joggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
English Nursery Rhyme, first published in 1598

The larder needed stocking so we took a drive to the village of St. Jacob's to shop at its famous farmers market. Have you heard of the 100-mile diet which urges people to eat local produce? Well, the "eat local" movement is catching on in southern Ontario: it seemed that just about everyone who lives within a 100-mile radius of this small town came out today to buy their veggies, back bacon, sausage and Cheddar cheese. The crowds brought back memories of my Tuesday expeditions to the vegetable souk in Luxor -- only I didn't feel quite so overwhelmed there.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

.. no pigs, fine hogs or plum buns - just cabbage, corn and leeks -- but wait I spot a sign for Maple Sugar in the distance ...

Shari said...

I bought some plums, albeit sans buns. Out of the picture, our shopping bags were weighty with (former) pigs and hogs. ;-)