farmers en Chestnuts <p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Earlier this week, I stood in line at one of the markets anxiously watching Washington Parish farmer Joe Dobie weigh ten pounds of fresh chestnuts for a group of shoppers.</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 25px; line-height: 31px;">Thinking these shoppers were chefs, I followed them to learn what on earth they could be doing with so many chestnuts.</span></p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:40:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 23152 at Farmers Markets Closed Christmas Day <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d0d9da30d08-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d0d9da30d08-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d0d9da30d08-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Even farmers get a day off now and again. With Christmas and New Year's landing on Saturdays in 2010, the region's farmers markets will also take the day to regroup, reflect upon the year of struggle with the economy and the elements and think forward about another year, another season of tilling the land and sharing the bounty via transactions at farmers markets.</p> Sat, 25 Dec 2010 18:45:51 +0000 Richard McCarthy 2687 at