This is a major Friday, as it is leading into a week off from school. To that I say, without reservation: Yippee!! We all of us need a break, and with no real plans for the entire week, I think we're bound to get one.
I just wanted to point out a couple of local items:
::Sweet Grass Grill is opening! It's taken them some time longer than anticipated, but they've done a beautiful job with the space, and Robert Welsch of Westover has created some exquisite containers for the front of the restaurant. Spruces up the whole block, I daresay.
We've been waiting so long for this place to open; Tim's joking that eyebuzz is going to move a few of it's hours over to the bar there, where they'll be serving up beer on tap and seasonal, local food. At least, I think he's joking.
::Cowberry Crossing Farm, my favorite organic vendor at both indoor and outdoor farmer's markets in the area, has announced a CSA this summer. For anyone interested in taking part in a CSA, I can't think of a better place to put your support. Their website is a work-in-progress, but you can get all the information about their farm and where to find them. Their produce, meat, and eggs are of amazing variety and quality, and their business is truly family run: two charming kids are always working right next to their parents at the markets, year round.
::And speaking of markets, the indoor market at Briarcliff Manor is on tomorrow. If you haven't made it there yet, go. I swear you will not be disappointed. If nothing else, go buy some cheese!
::If you're wondering what the pictures today have to do with anything (not that my pictures usually do), I'm tickled by the contrast between my pretty little pansies set out on the bench just so, and what actually takes place around that bench on any given afternoon. It makes me think of that quote about cleaning the house while the kids are still young being like shoveling while it's still snowing. Certainly whoever that was, was winking and gesturing at me when they said it.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend!
More tomorrow. Thanks for reading.