We coordinated our Seed Savers Exchange outing with a Saturday morning farmers market in Decorah, Iowa. It was the first day of the Winneshiek Farmers Market's 2014 spring season. My eyes fell upon pots handmade by Jeff Scott, owner of Driftless Gardens, which is a full service organic garden and landscaping business in Decorah. They are much like newspaper pots but use layers of tan Kraft paper wrapped in hand-carved, wood block printed labels. Jeff's academic background in studio art is evident. The large pots displayed behind the paper pots are sewn from fabric made of recycled plastic. Instant love. I bought one of each style pot.
There are two destinations that I seek out as we traverse the state and country. Farmers markets and food co-ops. To restock our camper's fridge and pantry. Plan to stop at the Oneota Community Food Co-op's Water Street Cafe in downtown Decorah for a meal or two or three. Amazing from-scratch, organic fare. Abundant produce and grocery offerings.