Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Really? An online farmers' market?

Yes! It's called Lunasa, and their mission is to make local easy.

And it's super easy.

Normally you have to be a member to purchase goods from their website, but they also have a handful of Open House Markets for anyone to come, feel, taste, and buy.

The most recent one was last night, and I was there as a vendor, wearing my Eventual Farmer hat, er, ... apron.

The goods are available online for pre-purchase. Or you can just come to the market and make your choices then.

The market is held twice monthly in an aging warehouse, which, despite the semi-truck loading docks

and decrepit doors,

added to the overall charm of the event.

Lunasa exists because people believe in it. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful apples,

hardy root veggies,

enchanting cutting boards (from reclaimed urban lumber, I might add),

fragrant samples,

notecards hand painted with Michigan wildlife,

Lithuanian bread,

mittens in the shape of my home state,

and live music?

But I think my favorite moment of the event happened just a few minutes into it, when I heard the vendor behind me say to a customer, "I'm sorry but I only have seven varieties of hummus here tonight."

Keeping your dollars local just got easy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to you for joining us at Lunasa! Hope to see you again soon.