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A week of hard nighttime freezes, and farmers were in sparse attendance at today’s market, though their dwindled ranks were obscured by the bustle of purveyors selling meats, fish, breads, jams, cheeses, and soups — one seller was even baking thin-crust pizza in a portable wood-fired oven. At Willie Green’s I picked over a crate of frosty brussels sprouts while eavesdropping on grower small talk about farm-to- market driving times, and stocked up on Full Circle Farm’s roots and tubers. I had every intention to get some of those beautiful black trumpet mushrooms from Foraged and Found, but got cold, forgot my list, and split. Lamentably, this week’s weather forecast for snow mixed with rain and continued low temps in the 20s and 30s means spring is still a long way off.

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