Farmers Market 8/23/12

One too many days late, but I did make it to the market last Thursday and was able to take some photos but time hasn’t allowed me to get the post up till now… Monday, the following week. This week I intended to buy a honeydew melon but only found ginormous melons. Like way too…

Farmers Market 8/9/12

I’ve noticed over the last couple of months that there seems to be some kind of correlation between the number of people at the market and the sunshine. I’d say there was about half the amount of people this morning than there was last week. And yes, the sun was shining last week… this morning,…

Farmers Market 8/2/12

It felt good to get back to the market today. After one too many runs to Safeway around and between travel days, I am reminded once again why I love and appreciate everything I buy at the farmers market. Big box grocers simply cannot compare to what farmers markets offer. I went for a little…

Farmers Market 5/3/12

Good day at the market despite not really having much of a game plan for things. So I went for a little of this and a little of that. Radishes are new this week and I was happy to find some green garlic. Citrus season is winding down fast so I only came home with…

Farmers Market 4/26/12

Creature of habit I am. What is more interesting about this post is that I took these pictures with a 24mm manual focus lens! I didn’t have to stand high above on a step stool to get everything in frame as I do when I use the 50mm. A friend is letting me borrow it…

Farmers Market 4/12/12

Much smaller haul this week. Lots of green! Cabbage English peas Asparagus Kale Green garlic Oak leaf lettuce (I think) I was happy to see a ton more english peas at the market. But after shelling them today I was greatly disappointed with the yield. Very small immature peas. I may have to hold back…

Farmers Market 4/5/12

A day late, I know! But I did get back to the market yesterday after being gone for nearly two weeks. It really did feel like I overbought but I didn’t. Instead I ended up splurging on 3 “new to me” items. Making up for the last couple of weeks? Maybe. Satsumas Guava (possibly green…

Farmers Market 3/15/12

I managed to forge the wet and foggy weather this morning and made it to the market. Had a small haul of veggies today because of our trip to Tennessee and North Carolina next week. Most of the veggies I picked up today are for some vegetable stock for a winter minestrone soup (in addition…

Farmers Market 2/23/12

Thursday was such a bright and abundant day at the market. I truly do think it was due to the sun shining. The highlight was finding these awesome rustic/gnarly carrots and a purple cauliflower. I’m already thinking the cauliflower is going to be used for a soup that is heavily laden with goat cheese despite…

Farmers Market 2/18/12

Wasn’t able to make it to the Thursday morning market but instead went this morning. I am definitely blessed to live in a very small proximity to quite a few farmers markets that are open year round. While I was at the same location as the thursday morning market, it truly was a different market….