Farmers’ Market Fun

It has become a habit to post my farmers’ market daily finds. I love doing this because I always get fabulous recipes emailed to me when someone sees a favorite ingredient.

So, for this reason alone I will keep on posting them. But also I hope it encourages everyone to EAT LOCAL and SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS and better yet… PLANT YOUR OWN GARDEN!!

I have a pact with myself to get at least one new food each week. I learn so much from these farmers. Their earth stained hands are the tell-tale sign of their compassion, hard work and love for REAL food.

Today I brought home radish pods. They are great for munching as is or add them (raw) to any salad for extra pizazz. They are spicy with crisp, mild heat.

BeeBoy seems to be catered to in the most precious of ways. Here is a lady chopping him some fresh oranges she grew. She even put them in a baggie and gave him a towel for his hands. Of course he tells everyone about his upcoming CHILDREN’S RECIPE BOOK.

We always bring home fresh herbs. Our favorite is mint for freshly squeezed lemonade and chunks of watermelon!!

The sprouting booth is by far my favorite – well, one of my most favorites. I’m totally hooked on the crunchy sunflower sprouts and radish sprouts but they all rawk! I have to get a great big bag because I eat them like candy and only half actually make it home.

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Pea shoots are also nice for salads and nori rolls. They are softer and more tender than the sunflower sprouts.

Here I am on the beautiful stairs at St Philip’s Farmers’ Market. Art is everywhere and reminds me to smile… in case I ever forget.

Today was Solara’s first trip to the Farmers’ Market. We JUST HAD TO visit the gourmet dog treat stand, Poppi’s favorite also. But she is still much too little for any samples. This great company is called Dogberry Hill. We’ll be regulars for sure.

It’s hard to say what I like best about the Farmers’ Markets. The food is amazing, the people are so kind, the information is priceless and the adorable PETS are abundant. Today, Solara made a male friend. A blue healer mix around the same age. They licked each other a few times before they fell asleep from puppy exhaustion. Puppy piles are the cutest.

I’d love to hear about your Farmers’ Market finds and how close to home your food is grown and what FABULOUS recipes you have!!

Comments

  1. ItVeganAtGenesis says:

    Have you permanently relocated to AZ?

  2. Kristen Taylor says:

    I'm going to flip a going once school is out! 😉

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