Stopped by the Brunswick farmer’s market briefly on Sunday. Seemed like a light crowd. Had a different meat purveyor from Boonsboro, but their bacon etc. all had nitrates in it. Also their beef was grain finished. I was really in the mood to cook something up, but there was not a whole lot of produce. Had a curious experience. We went to one (of the two) produce vendors, Ridgefield Farms. When asked where their strawberries came from the lady hesitated, then replied cryptically “we have a hothouse.” Now we were in a hurry to get to a Father’s Day function but upon reflection I found that answer almost Clintonesque, since she left the impression they grew the strawberries but didn’t actually say anything that could be held against them. I also wonder why in the world you would need a hothouse to grow strawberries in Maryland in June? Now Mrs F would say its just my naturally cynical nature, but once in North Carolina we had stopped at a roadside ‘farm stand’ to get some produce. I happened to wander around back and saw in their storage shed employees unloading boxes of produce with labels from all over the country. They were taking them out of the packages and putting them in their own. So ever since I have wondered.