After spending Thursday morning working on curriculum development for a “Fun with Food” cooking class at Monongalia County Younger 4-H camp next week, Kaitlin and I accompanied the Families and Health Extension agent on a trip to the South Morgantown Community Farm Market.
Located on the Grafton Road, just a few miles south of Morgantown, the market is open on Thursdays from 3-6:30 PM.
One of the Nutrition Outreach Instructors from Extension had planned a cooking demonstration for women from the community, and so we took a trip out to check out the market.
I was able to talk to a few vendors at the market, both of whom have been selling at the market since it opened. The woman working at the stand of “Busy Beaver’s Farm and Greenhouse” also sells at the market in Oakland, Maryland. She most enjoys selling at the South Morgantown Market because of the people there.
I also talked to Suzie, of SFS farm, who also sells at the Morgantown Market. Although it’s been a dry year, she still had a nice selection of produce on her table. She is anticipating a high tunnel from an NRCS (National Resources Conservation Service) grant to help extend her growing season. She kept busy at her table during the time I was there, but it was fun to talk to her a bit and hear about her passion for growing food.