It's tough to think about during the bounty of the summer harvest, but we are inevitably getting closer to those dark days of winter.
For those of us who regularly shop at farmer's markets this means one of two things: 1) You are either furiously preserving all the fresh stuff for the winter, or 2) You will have to start shopping at the grocery store again come November. If you are anything like me, it's difficult to find the time for option #1 and your freezer is not nearly large enough to store enough food for the entire winter, anyway.
But what if farmers offered frozen locally-grown vegetables at the winter farmers markets? Would you go to the Alexandria or DuPont Farmer's Market in January and buy a bag of pre-cut, frozen vegetables?
An area farmer has asked me whether this is a good idea. Personally, I know that I would buy them for both convenience reasons and my own locally grown priority, but what do the rest of you think? Post a comment and let us all know-- this could actually determine whether or not it will happen!