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Sunday, June 10, 2012

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - A Farmers' Market

A Farmers' Market

We visited the Farmers' Market for the first time this spring this weekend.  We've been before, but rarely are we all four together and I definitely never have my camera.

I didn't again yesterday - so I took iPhone photos for this post!

We all really like going to the Farmers' Market.
The boys love seeing all the baked goods, dogs with their owners, sampling the yummy treats, and the interesting produce that's out.  I love all the art and fresh cut flowers.  David checked out the artisan breads.

We got our first rhubarb - Rhubarb Crumble post coming soon on Y'all Come Eat.

Brennan found these beautiful beets and just had to have them.

Thomas always needs a Lemon Shake Up - he found that if they return with this cup then they get a discount on their refills.  Score!

Beautiful sunflowers

It was a gorgeous morning to head downtown and visit the Farmers' Market!

From the Book:
#37 - A Farmers' Market
A Farmers' Market is about so much more than fresh vegetables (although those are pretty awesome).  Depending on where you live, you might find:  musical entertainment; homemade soaps and lotions; fresh honey with the honeycomb still in the jar; or homemade cider, jams, and jellies (and usually lots of free samples!).  A farmers' market changes with the seasons, so you'll never see exactly the same place twice.  There are bouquets of fresh-picked flowers in spring and summer, locally grown pumpkins for Halloween, and trees and wreaths as December approaches.  A visit to a farmers' market is a great way to find out about what grows in your area and be close to your food source (see #6 - A Working Farm).  And don't forget those free samples!

1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

We have a fantastic farmer's market about one mile from our home, and we usually miss it every weekend because we are at the lake! I look forward to your recipe. Does it have strawberries in it?