Mr. ValleyWriter and I bought a share in a local CSA farm this year, but as we wait for the first harvest - I'm itching for local produce. I had the day off today, so I decided to head down to the Holyoke Farmer's Market on High Street in Holyoke to see what they had to offer.
I'd never been to this farmer's market before, so I was pretty surprised when I got down there to find that they actually close down part of one of the busier streets in Holyoke (it's right in front of City Hall) for the market.
However, they did have tons and tons of flowers and vegetable seedlings. And on my way out, I was also lucky enough to stumble upon a table full of natural soaps.
The soaps were all made of only natural ingredients like goat's milk, essential oils and shea butter. I ended buying 2 bars - one hand deodorizing bar made with coffee grounds (great for getting onion/garlic smells off your hand) and one body bar made with almonds, cocoa, goat's milk and honey (it smells delish!).