Mar 14, 2012

There’s a word I keep hearing these days — bounty.

And yet, everytime I hear it, I keep thinking of farmers not football players. At our region’s farmers markets, you will find folks who physically defend the integrity of acreage instead of yardage. Through their actions and your purchases, they protect farmland, water quality from runoff and food traditions. Thank heavens, these bounties operate out in the open, in full daylight: in downtown Covington, Gretna and New Orleans. In this most delightful winter/spring period, the farmers’ bounty includes turnips, beets, carrots, and kale.

If the Carnival season has conspired with heavy rains to keep you away from markets, you’ll be welcomed by the sight of tables ladened with produce ready to be carted off like bounty. Consider strawberries sharing center stage with wild catfish and spring onions.

For the WWNO Farmers Market Minute, this is Richard McCarthy