When it comes to farmers, Lyle from Gee Creek gets my vote. He works at a lot of the markets around town (Hillsdale on Sundays, PSU on Saturdays, People’s Coop in SE on Wednesdays) and always has some of the freshest foods (both raw and prepared product). You can’t miss the stand. It’s got some great seasonal produce, fresh beans and grains, and delicious foods like mediterranean dips (others besides a yummy hummus!), soups, peanut butter. He also sells a mean fire cider which will keep your immunity humming all winter season.
More than the food, I really just like Lyle (and all the people that work for him). He is the real deal and has a lot of great ideas. On his website, it states their mission: “Gee Creek Farm is a community of home-based people dedicated to being good stewards of the earth and providers of responsibly and ethically produced and grown food. We aim to live in a cooperative, sustainable way, and offer many programs and learning opportunities for those interested in doing the same!”
If you ever get a minute, Lyle will tell you all about what his plans are and will educate you on how you can get involved with Gee Creek — from joining his CSA, to teaching people how to grow food at his farm school, or just enjoying a social event at his property. In the meantime, drop by to his booth some time and check out for yourself what he has. I guarantee he’ll become on your favorite farmers too!