All food groups covered!
Submitted by murph on 13 May 2008 - 2:00pm. eat local | ypsilanti
Having missed last week's opening day of the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market, I pushed my lunch back to two today, when the market opens, to see what they had. I was therefore ravenous on getting there, but someone from an office in the Key Bank Building was circulating with leftover sandwiches from a meeting! Thus fortified, I was able to go about my shopping.
Step one, to the Ypsi Food Co-op's tent, to buy bread and run my credit card - the market lets you prepay with a credit card, giving you a handful of $1 wooden market tokens to shop with.
Next, Zingerman's Creamery - conveniently located next to the Co-op tent so that you can pair the cheese samples from Zing's with the bread samples from the Co-op for some fresh mozzarella.
Add in asparagus, spinach, and baby chard from a few farmers, and then on to TMZ Farm for beef and buffalo.
Looks like I didn't get any fruit, but I was already pushing the limits of what I thought the office fridge could hold to the end of the day. (And, in fact, the market tokens have strawberries printed on them, and I've still got a few in my pocket. So there!)