Before I start this post on Ramsey’s Indoor Farmers’ Market, I wanted to let you know about another February show for the kids. Sesame Street Live, is playing at Madison Square Garden 2/16-2/26. If you go to this site and type in the code BRFSI you’ll save (although I’m not sure how much, that’s just what the flyer said). I also have a quick tip about navigating The Garden’s website. I could not find Sesame Street Live under their calendar of events. After some searching I realized that in order to find family friendly shows, you have to click on the “Theatricals” tab and look for “Family Shows”. There I found information about the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Disney’s Phineas & Ferb (all updated under our Events and Special-Kid Friendly Outings tabs). Oh, and Bruce is on sale now too for April, yahoo!
Okay, Back to the Post…
Ramsey’s Indoor Farmer’s Market: Ramsey’s Indoor Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays 10am-2pm, December-March at Eric Smith School (73 Monroe St.) in Ramsey, NJ. You’ll find spices, fresh produce, eggs, meat, nuts, coffee, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, organic toffee and much more. See their vendor list here.
Our experience: One of my first posts was on Ramsey’s Farmers’ Market. I love the market in the spring/summer so I was pleasantly surprised to find my favorite vendors happily selling their goods in the winter too. So…who’s been to Ramsey’s Shop Rite on a Sunday morning? A zoo right? At the farmers’ market, people are generally polite and the vendors are happy you’ve come to check out their products and are more than willing to share their knowledge. Don’t be shy. I can’t stress enough to talk to the vendors. The more I shop at this local market, the more I learn about where my food comes from and how to prepare it. I’ve even been taught how to brew tea from fresh leaves, how to pick and clean a rutabaga and have exchanged soup recipies with local farmers. Last week after explaining the various colors and sizes of chicken eggs, Matt from Southtown Farms, gave my son a green egg (only on the outside) which my son called his “special egg” and couldn’t wait to cook it.
As I’m typing this my husband insits that I add in what he loves best, the sampling. He pushes my son around in the stroller and the two of them navigate the isles sampling baked goods, cheese, nuts, candy….oh and he just said, pickles, you can’t forget the pickles!
Plus, I’ve planned two fun trips this spring/summer which I’m sure I’ll post about, so look out for those. One will be just around the corner at Southtown Farms, a free range poultry farm in Mahwah. The second will be taking a ride up to Blooming Hill Farm, an organic farm that I’ve heard allows you to come up and enjoy an afternoon brunch.