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One might think we drink a lot of (chocolate) milk.

One might think we drink a lot of (chocolate) milk.
May 4, 2011 Mary Jo

Nearly each day for the past 2 weeks, I’ve been spotted exiting the Kindergarten like a bag lady, plastic bags full of empty, mostly rinsed out milk cartons at my side, a triumphant, half-crazed grin on my face.  As it turns out, the little 2 1/2″ squares are the absolute perfect size to transplant seedlings into.  And I’ll be damned – the price is right.

In mere minutes now, I’m able to process a (similarly reused) plastic bag full of syrupy cartons – cutting off the tops, rinsing for good measure, piercing the bottoms for drainage.  And while it seems as if I’ve brought home mountains of them now, it doesn’t appear so when I look at my neatly arranged greenhouse shelves.  I’m greedy for more.  So many seedlings still remain in the tiny pots they were started in, eager for more space to spread out.

All of this is in preparation for the start of our community Farmer’s Market this Saturday.  You will find me there, peddling upstart seedlings fortified with Grade A, school-issue milk.  (all high-fructose corn syrup has been removed prior to transplanting) Isadora will be beside me, in her role as the newest sales rep for the Lovely Ladies.  She’s going into the egg business!  It’s a first for both of us, sitting on the other side of the Farmer’s table.  Come pay us a visit!

Poynette Area Farmer’s Market

Saturdays 8-11 am

Pauquette Park, S. Main St.

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