The change of seasons, along with cooler temperature and lower humidity, has increased customer traffic at Happy Patch Market. While the spring and summer heat brought record yields on peas, beans, corn, and peaches, autumn promises a varied and bountiful crop as well. Planting on campus and in area farmers’ fields offers the hope of our best fall inventory yet.
Recently, we stopped to visit with a family of routine shoppers at the market, the Segovias. As they filled several bags with their selections, David Segovia discussed the division of kitchen labor, commenting, “I cook the meat and my wife, Jessie, does the vegetables. She likes the selection and prices you have, and we enjoy shopping here.”
Daughter Allie and son Peyton accompanied their parents to the market, while their other son is in pre-school. Mr. Segovia noted, “Our kids are fun and good, but together, they are quite active!” That’s okay – we enjoy a lively marketplace, and children always seem to have a good time, whether checking out the produce or getting a quick nutritional lesson.
In the photo, from left, Jessie, Allie, David, and Peyton Segovia visit at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.