I saw on Facebook that Monday was Shop Small Day or the whole week was Shop Small Week or some such. You know I never pay attention to these things. In any case, for Mohawk Valley Girl, EVERY day is Shop Small Day. Unfortunately, I cannot shop every day, and I cannot always go small for what I need. Well, we none of us can live up to our ideal (and if you are sitting there smirking because YOU always do, all I can say is that you probably need some better ideals) (you know who you are).
Where was I? Ah yes, attempting to shop small. One of the pages I follow encouraged us to share on Facebook pictures of our purchases. I went to T&J’s Fruits and Vegetables in Herkimer earlier this week, but those vegetables are already cut up and in a salad. Maybe I have one tomato left.
I also went to Valley Wine and Liquor, also in Herkimer. I am sipping a little wine as I type this.
To add a little more local, I got that awesome glass from Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit.
Today I drove to Little Falls, NY. I had seen there was to be a new gift shop opening near The Cafe at Stone Mill. I went to the Cafe first for a cup of coffee. I cannot convey how much I have longed to sit in a cafe, sip coffee, and write. I worked on a letter to my sister.
I thought about getting ice cream instead, since it was so hot out, but the lower calorie count won. To tell myself it was not really ice cream but frozen yogurt would be mere quibbling. Additionally, this is coffee by local roaster Joseph Putrello, and it is excellent coffee.
I did not purchase anything in the gift shop but intend to return. After checking it out, I drove to Burke Park for the weekly Fresh Market.
I spent more time at the market, and took more pictures. I hope to write more about it later. In the meantime, I see I am approaching 400 words. That seems good to me. I hope to do more local shopping and buy more stuff soon. And write blog posts about it. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.