September 1, 2007
Saturday Farmer's Market
* Thanks to A Veggie Venture for this great Farmer's Market icon! :o)
Alexis and I usually venture over to the Farmer's Market on Tuesday mornings, but this week we didn't make it so we decided to swing by Saturday morning instead. Oh my! What a chaotic mess! They even had two police officers directing traffic! We'll be sure to go on Tuesdays from now on, but we got some lovely fruits and veggies and after all isn't that what it's all about?
Alexis also picked out a cucumber, but it didn't make it into the picture because he was still hiding in the bag.
The sweet banana peppers were gorgeous this morning. They are a childhood favorite. My grandfather used to grow them each summer and now I do, though my plants succumbed to the drought this year. Alexis has grown to love them too. We usually just eat them raw as a snack or in a salad.
They called these "Fairytale" eggplants, but it's basically just a baby eggplant. I like to sauté them with a little garlic and olive oil or stuff them mushrooms and spinach. They are also good in lasagna.
The yellow grape tomatoes were also lovely this morning. I'm going to make some veggie and shrimp kabobs for dinner with wild rice.
Ditto for the red grape tomatoes.
We even lucked upon some okra! You'll be seeing that coming into play this week too! ;o)
And lastly these tiny little plums! They are roughly the size of large grapes and the lady who sold them to me told me they aren't "eating" plums, but cooking plums. I don't know what I'll do with them yet, but most likely I'll make some plum jam or something of that nature.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday! I know we are! :o)
Posted by Dianne at September 1, 2007 12:22 PM
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