Can't wait to share

Bruce and DJ at farmers market, May 3, 2008.

I cannot share with you the abundance of what Bruce and I experienced this morning — until next week.

You see, we went to the new farmers market in Argenta, but I was taking photos for The North Little Rock Times, because our reporter, Jeremy, had another assignment. He knew I was planning to be at the market anyway, so he asked me to take pics in his place.

Mayor Hays rang the opening bell, and, even though it was windy and quite chilly at 7 a.m., there was a good little crowd to christen the event.

It was wonderful, but I can’t tell you how wonderful for a few days, for two reasons: 1) Technically, any photos we publish in The Times will belong to my employer, so the ones I use for this blog will have to be ones we choose not to publish in the May 8 edition; and 2) Bruce says I have to do my homework first (my online accounting class, and I’m way behind). But I told him I at least have to write a paragraph! And, of course, I got carried away and have written much more than that.

But I had to tell you two things about my experience: 1) The Chudy Farms people got me to like honey. That’s huge! My dislike of honey goes back to some childhood memories of being force fed the stuff when I had the croup. But the Chudy Farms people offered me a sample of their honey on a biscuit, and I became an instant fan. 2) There’s a New Clean Plate Club started by nutritionist Penny Rudder that you’re going to love! I hope to write a sidebar for The Times about that, but I definitely will be talking to her in the next couple of days to get more details, whether it’s for the paper or the blog (I hope to do both).

Can’t wait to tell you more — and share more pics — next weekend.

Oh, and in the photo above is of Bruce (you know him) and D.J., former NLR Times reporter who’s about to start writing for an NLR blog in a couple of weeks.

Off to do my homework …

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6 thoughts on “Can't wait to share

  • Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I visited the little market yesterday too (although not as early as you!) and am so excited about it and hoping hard for its success…

  • Monday, May 5, 2008 at 10:29 am

    i was wondering how it went. my aunt called me late friday and said she was going but wanted to make sure she didn’t get mugged in NLR. i had to explain for the umpteenth time that we’re just as safe as she is…

  • Monday, May 19, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Wait… you were FORCE FED honey when you had the croup? Good grief, wumman! I’d CATCH the croup if it meant I got to eat more honey!!!! Remember, honey is the world’s most amazing food. It never goes bad. It doesn’t harbor bacteria. In the middle ages it was used in siege warfare (it’s amazing what lobbing a hive of angry bees with a trebuchet will do to an enemy encampment), as well as chemical warfare (azalea honey is toxic to humans on account of the alkaloid content, but invading armies don’t always know that). Bee stings help relieve the symptoms of arthritis (you hardly ever find an old beekeeper with bad joints). And then there’s the snappy white suit… I have one of those, y’know….

    Bee geek

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 5:19 am

    you’re making that up! at least about the white suit, i hope.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Nope. I am the proud owner of a beekeeper’s suit, sadly underutilized though it is. And I own a copy of “The Hive and the Honeybee,” the seminal text on the art.


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