Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Secret Gem at the Farmer's Market!

On the other side of the parking lot from our local farmer's market is a "demonstration garden." I have always meant to check it out and this morning I finally did (with sick kiddos in tow). IT WAS AMAZING!!! Like walking into a little piece of The Secret Garden. A wonderful man greeted us, showed us all of the plants, let my daughter touch, smell, pick and taste things, and shared with us some organic gardening secrets. They grow tons of fresh produce and herbs, which they donate to a local shelter. There were gorgeous flowes, tiny wooden bridges and a soon-to-be children's garden complete with a teepee made of sweet pea vines. The master gardener also said that in about a month the garden will be covered in butterflies. The highlight for my child...drinking a glass of cold, clear water straight from the hose! What a wonderful, and free, treat on what was turning into a pretty crummy day. If you live anywhere near Norman you have to check this place out! If you don't, be sure to check out your local farmers' market, you really never know what treasures are hiding there.