I never would have thought that picking up a little can of cat grass at the Farmer's Market at Longfellow's Wayside Inn last weekend would provide my husband and I with so much entertainment... As you can see, Molly REALLY likes her cat grass! Actually, she gets so into eating it that she picks the whole container up, noms for a bit and then drops it on the floor. This of course leaves a lovely little pile of dirt for me to clean up and that's kind of hard to do when you are giggling :-)
So, I bought this cute little plant from a couple of tweens who were selling inexpensive pet treats at their little stand at the farmers market. Their set up was so cute I had to take a picture of it (see below). While the market was fairly small I was ok with that since I didn't have a lot of time to wander.
The Wayside Inn had a table featuring lots of homemade baked items. I picked up some blueberry scones, a single serving apple pie (which was way more than one serving) and some corn rolls which were made with corm meal that was ground at the inn's Grist Mill just a little down the road. The Grist Mill has been in operation since 1929 and is a beautiful place to take pictures. People commonly get wedding photos taken there if they get married at the Martha Mary Chapel across the street. Click here to see an online tour of historic Sudbury. You can even print out the tour and follow it by "foot, horse, or coach." :-)
My day would not be complete with out seeing some baby alpaca. Soooo cute! Plus they are from a very local farm called Twillingate where is the future I could arrange to purchase a whole alpaca blanket (fleece) to process and spin. So much potential!
I got a nice handmade memo basket for my dad for father's day from the people at this stand. I filled it up with a bunch of locally grown veggies, a sampling of the herbs from our garden and other various items I bought at the farmer's market.
I think the best find of the day was this HUGE cherry tomato plant I got from a farmer based in Bolton. It was only $16 which is think is a steal! What was great was that there were already little red tomatoes all over it that were ready to be picked so we could enjoy them right away. Since putting it out in our garden the plant has produced a bunch more, so I'm really happy.
Well, that's about it. I would highly recommend checking out the Wayside Inn Farmer's Market if you are local. The market is running every Saturday this summer from 10am-2:30pm through October 2nd. I definately plan on going back every few weeks to see what is new and get some more of those delicious corn rolls.
Since it isn't so big you may want to plan to do some other things in the area as well such walking the Tour of Historic Sudbury I mentioned above, walking the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, or rent a kayak or canoe and navigate the Concord River from the South Bridge Boat House in Concord. There are lots of things to do in the area, so you can really make a day of the trip if you are coming from far away and do a little bit of planning.