Going local

Posted: June 21, 2014 in Food, Photos
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After a long, cold winter, the farmer’s markets are finally open.  Spoiled by a city where the market near us was open for all but about two weeks a year (albeit on a much smaller scale in winter), I’ve been waiting for this moment since last fall.  However one of the problems with a once-a-week market is getting through the end of the week when I’ve used up all my purchases.  Fortunately, there’s a small market on Wednesday afternoons in the parking lot of a nearby church to supplement the much larger Saturday morning market at the railroad station.

I didn’t need much, but I’ve been craving the ambiance, the colors, the freshness…the summertime-ness…of the market, so it was a joy to immerse myself in it on a lovely Saturday morning.  Come with me and you can enjoy it as well (and you won’t spend a thing!)

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  1. nowathome says:

    I love to go to farmer’s markets too!

  2. Bastet says:

    Yummy! Farmer’s markets are really great and your photos are stupendous!

  3. I enjoy the fresh vegetables and fruits from farmer’s market – tastier. I have a small market that is now carrying fresh homemade German breads including a gluten free bread. They speak with a huge German accent. I wish they coud find a Frenchmen who makes french bread. lol
    I must right about my passion for bread.
    Your photos have made me yearn for some fruit. : )
    BTW – wht vegetable is in the 2nd pix? : O

    • I’m a lover of bread as well, Isadora. I’ve been wallowing in fruit recently, although not all from the market. I’ve been getting raspberries and blueberries on sale as well as strawberries and some blackberries. SO good!!

      I believe that’s kohlrabi.


  4. Imelda says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit the local farmer’s market. But wonder of wonders, we have not done so all these years. Sigh! We did get to pick strawberries from a nearby farm – finally, I tasted sun-ripened strawberries.

  5. Our Farmer’s Market is on a Sunday. It is very popular as the food is guaranteed to be organically grown. Great photos. 😀

  6. Madhu says:

    No better way to go local than taking a stroll in a neighbouhood market. Love all those colours!.

  7. My French Heaven says:

    I don’t know what I would do without my farmers market. These look so fresh and delicious! I am glad you have access to such great produce!

    • It’s great to have the market open again. Fortunately, we have some decent grocery stores that carry good produce, and lots of ethnic produce, during the rest of the year. But the farmers markets are always great.


  8. vastlycurious.com says:

    Looks great! I love that the farmers set up small stands here along the road with Strawberries, Blueberries, Potatoes, Rhubarb and all on the honor system for about 1.50 Euros a brimming pint.
    Sometimes, the bigger farms will have an automated machine and I find the juxtaposition way out in the country so funny!

    • I’d love to have some of those around, Kathryn. It would also be cheaper than the markets. The automated machine would be odd!


      • vastlycurious.com says:

        It was really funny in the middle of fields and fields and fields but I guess stealing is world wide….so sad.

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