To Market, To Market

Farmer’s Market that is. I was on the way home from getting Turkey’s hair cut, and he and Bunny begged to stop by the Farmer’s Market. We didn’t really have anything else to do, and even though this is usually an outing I save for a morning when Daddy is home to accompany us, it was a pretty morning, so I acquiesced. Unloading the double stroller and all four children from the van is always interesting, but if we didn’t get out of the house once in a while, I’d go crazy (or crazier, depending on who you ask!)

I didn’t buy anything this week, partly because we didn’t get there until 11:30, so it was kind of picked over, (usually we try to go before 9:00), and partly because I accidentally left my wallet in the car, and I wasn’t going to go back for it, but I was impressed with the selection. This is the first week that I saw lots of stuff I normally would buy, even with the late hour. There was an abundance of zucchini and yellow squash, quite a few cucumbers, radishes, red and white potatoes, and even some onions, with a few other items mixed in. I wouldn’t have minded getting some of those zucchini and squashes–a few of my favorite summer recipes involve those vegetables, and the children love zucchini bread (hey, any attempt to get them eat vegetables counts, right?).

There’s just nothing like fresh, locally grown produce–I can’t wait until all the varieties of onions and tomatoes are in, along with fresh corn, melons, peaches and (please let it be soon!) garlic. Going to the farmer’s market every Saturday was one of our favorite weekly outings last summer, and I can tell that this summer will be no different!

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