June 11, 2008
What's In The Bag? Otherwise Known As What We Got At The Farmer's Market!
Dear Lord it's a beautiful day! It's currently 88 degrees with 31% humidity and a breeze of about 5 miles per hour as I sit here barefoot on the front porch watching Alexis play in her sand box and type this little missive. You've gotta love a good breeze and wireless internet! This is what summer should be! ;o)
On Wednesdays from 4-7 PM there is a Farmer's Market in our local park. This is the first time we've made it to a Farmer's Market this season. We missed last week's opening, but I marked my calendar so I wouldn't forget this week and I'm so glad I didn't! The selection was amazing! There was everything from fruit to vegetables to yarn to baked goods to plants to homemade doggie treats! Oh my!
My main hope for today was to find some peas and we lucked out! I also hoped for some strawberries and wouldn't you know we got those too!
We also ended up with a bunch of radishes, some asparagus, a few bell peppers, some sweet cherries and a purple basil plant. Not bad at all and MUCH cheaper than the supermarket! (For example the strawberries were $4.50 and the same sized container at the store has been running around $5.99. The cherries were $3.50 and at the store they've been running $4.99/pound...You get the idea!) Plus it's all local...What's not to like about that?
Now...What do I want to do with all these lovely goodies? ;oP
Posted by Dianne at June 11, 2008 5:06 PM
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Oooh! That's a great haul for this early in the season!
Posted by: Allie at June 11, 2008 5:32 PM
Did you have to buy peas because Alexis raided your plants?!
Posted by: Noelle Markus at June 11, 2008 9:06 PM
I was a bit surprised how much was available given how cold it has been this spring! But it was nice to find the stuff none the less.
The shell peas haven't come in yet. The ones one the front porch that she snacks on are snow peas. We planted some shell peas in the garden, but the heat the past few days may have fried them. We'll see how it goes.
Posted by: Dianne at June 11, 2008 9:18 PM