Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Trip to the Farmer's Market

I got out the the local, big farmer's market this past weekend for the first time this summer. It is about a 25 minute drive from my house, but it is worth it. It will be even more worth it next month when everything is in season.

I like shopping for produce at the Farmer's Market because it is fresh from the farm. Some veggies still even have dirt on them. There is a huge variety and a sense of helping the local farmer.

I started the day off with some fuel- PB on toast and some coffee to go!

Summer tunes are essential to the drive.

I got to the market around 8am. Still a little drowsy.

The market wasn't too busy at this time. It was nice and easy to maneuver.

I was done all my shopping by...
Then I headed home to show off my loot!

The loot includes:
-a dozen free range, vegetarian diet eggs
-3 Zucchini/summer squash/courgettes (call them what you will!)
-a bunch of Asparagus
-a bunch of Kale

I can't wait until there are plenty of string beans, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, melons, etc. August is a great month for the farms and gardens.

What is your favorite summer fruit/veggie?


  1. I am a cucumber, and tomato whore.....I eat them in a salad everyday for lunch.....
    I would like to try kale "chips" though, I am hearing amazing things about them

  2. @Bonnie - Kale chips are the only reason I bought it for! haha.

  3. I want to know how those kale chips turn out, be sure and post about the taste. I have thought about it and thought about it but haven't tried them yet. Fav: watermelon and yellow squash

  4. Love love your blog. I also love kale chips, they are such a great little treat/snack. Stop by my blog and say hi, im your newest follower. http://moniqueslaughter.blogspot.com

  5. Love the photos of your trip to the market. You had me drooling over those colorful veggies. I don't know why I don't think to go to the farmers market near me. That's something I need to start doing, you have inspired me. I'm curious about the kale chips too, heard a lot about them, but have never tried them. Please report back.

  6. Great post! I love a good farmers market :)

  7. First off--I have the same coffee mug as you!!! Haha!!!!
    I have never had Kale chips but I will have to try them, I love kale in my salads and my juices!