I was going to go to the Farmers Market at Fyris Torg in Uppsala last week, but chickened out when the predictions said cold weather. It turned out being a beautiful day, so this week I had to make it definite. We packaged the goods last nite, I got up early this morning and padded my bones with some porridge topped with raw lingon mash and a cup of miso broth.

Loaded up with a thermos of coffee and pickle sandwiches, I took off.

On my table, here at the market now, I have a dwindling supply of sauerkraut, cucumber pickles, pickled carrots, 2 kinds of miso, hokkari and other pumpkins that have survived the winter in the food cellar.

This is the first market for me this year, but some old timers have been here almost every week all winter. Today the weather is beautiful and warm. Sales are slow and sporadic, enough so that I can stand here thumbing my iphone, and I’m having fun.