I’m so over the first half of 2019. I’m not special when I say this; I know many people who are going through some crazy life things right now. Our world is mad, the news is absurd… but in any case, personally, this has been a stretch I could do without.
I spent Mother’s Day weekend in the hospital. Whee. I had my gall bladder out – not just stones, but an infection, as well – which went smoothly, thank God. I’ve been home for a couple of days recovering. I’m in the expected amount of post-surgical pain, but I’m feeling better in a core-health kind of way, so I suspect I was sick for longer than I’d realized. Thankfully, my experience was as good as it could be (everyone at the hospital was so good to me), and there is much beginning and much to look forward to.
This weekend is the first market of the brand-new West Orange Farmer’s Market. I intend to go, and I certainly hope you will, as well, if you’re a local reader. It will be held in the lot at 80 Main Street and runs from 9 am to 2 pm. I’ll try to document my visit for you good readers, as well. You can find the TapInto article on the market here.
The other exciting thing coming up is the Greengrocer Food Hub, which Chelsa is opening in Bloomfield. They’re running a kickstarter currently, and we’d all be grateful if you were to check that out and donate if you can. This site is going to fill a real need for a market for local produce in the area, and I suspect it will also turn into another opportunity for socializing among us locavores.