A few weekends ago, Matt and I tried out the Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Unfortunately, we got there just as most stands were closing down but we were able to snag some amazing cherry tomato varieties from Martha’s Farm. They were so good that on Saturday, we made the effort to wake up early, pull ourselves together and get to the market as it was opening. Not only did we buy more tomatoes from Martha, we also snagged some goat cheese from Mackenzie Creamery, micro greens from PlantScription, and some of the best kombucha I’ve ever had from Bucha Bill. (If you get the chance, try the Watermelon Cayenne!) We had a pretty amazing salad for dinner Saturday night!
There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)
- Black clay & sea salt recipe – Making salt bars is all the rage right now. The bars, like this example from Soap Deli News, end up looking very rustic.
- Salt soap tutorial – The salt acts as an exfoliant and, depending on the amount and type of salt used, the bar can range from lightly to super exfoliating. This soap by the Soap Bar Blog looks likes it’s very exfoliating!
- Salt Soap with wooden soap dish – Rustic packaging from Le Box Boutique highlights the rustic look of their soap.
Good, clean fun
If you’re not following us on Instagram, here’s some of the fun you missed:
- Hitchhiker – This little guy hitched a ride to work with me last week. He survived a 15 mile trip and speeds of up to 60 mph!
- Garlic – This year has been the year of garlic in my garden. I’m still working on ways to use up all the garlic I grew. Last week, I roasted several heads and they were delicious!
- Countyside Farmers’ Market– A quick shot from the entrance to the market. The weather was amazing!
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Are you a fan of farmers’ markets and flea markets? Check out our 8 tips for surviving the experience. Wondering what to do with all the great vegetables you bought? We have recipe ideas for all kinds of farmers’ market finds.