June 02, 2007

Farmer's Market

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I know for most of you that would be Christmas but for me, it's the Farmer's Market. I mark opening day on my calendar and for months I anxiously count the days until it arrives. Today is the big day. I make sure to leave room in my grocery budget for the fresh goodies waiting to come home with me. Saturday mornings are very special for me from now until October and if I miss a Saturday it makes me sad. Fresh purple snap beans that turn green when you cook them, new potatoes, green tomatoes, honey, blueberries, corn and peach pies that are just big enough for one. These are a few of my favorite things.

18 comments:

  1. I like the farmer's market too, but here in Southern Calif. we have it all year long. I do like Christmas, how did you know? I like Halloween even better.
    Enjoy the fresh fruits and veggies.
    Rosemary

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  2. Yep, farmer's market's are almost year round here in Georgia too. Nothing beats locally grown, fresh food - enjoy!

    Manuela

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  3. I love to support our local farmers when they open their farmers market!Every thing tastes
    so much better!I can never resist the sweet treats that they offer..butter tarts my fav!hugs NG

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  4. I did miss yesterday and I am very sad...it's a fun day gabbing with the locals....I did a post a while back about opening day of our farmer's market called "Twenty days and Counting"...yu would enjoy the read.

    blessings

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  5. Oh, it sounds like heaven! I wish i could go with you and take all the fresh and lovely vegetable, fruits and other jummy stuss with me home! Then we could make a delicious apple pie or creamy scones for lunch :) I hope you will show some of it and tell us all about it! Take some photos! I love it :)

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  6. other jummy stuff, i meant...:)

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  7. I love a good farmer's market too. Hope to visit one, next Saturday.

    You bought some wonderful fruit and veggies!

    Local strawberries should be ready soon! I can't wait!

    Pat
    Back Porch Musings

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  8. Sounds wonderful. We have a local farmers market that luckily is open all year round. I don't visit it nearly as often as I should though as we're so often going out of town at the weekends. Over here there is starting to be quite a big turn against the large supermarkets so it's even more important to support the farmers markets.

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  9. yes, this is my favorite time - fresh everything all the time! love all the local farmer's products.

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  10. I love farmers markets as well. I'm buying more & more from them. I just got some broccoli that is the sweetest that Ive ever tasted!

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  11. I was just going to say that you should move to California because we have farmer's markets year round but I see Rosemary already beat me to it. There are a lot of good things to be found there that's for sure!

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  12. Purple snap beans? That sounds wonderful! Our Farmer's Market opened a couple of weeks ago & I've been having fun browsing for new things; I'm jealous of the other CA cousins- our market is only May-Oct :(

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  13. I also love farmers markets- as well as "you pick" farms.

    Theres a strawberry farm here, I get a big bucket and pick 'em fresh- and then enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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  14. I love the Farmer's Market, too...we especially love the fresh corn.

    I'm like Rosemary...Halloween/Autumn rank right up with Christmas for me.

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  15. Our little town started up a Farmer's Market a couple of years ago and it's getting bigger every year. My only problem is that I feel the need to buy from everyone because i don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! Not such a big problem, but if it keeps growing it will be. I enjoy your blog and check in once a week or so. Thanks for the great posts! Laurie

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  16. I loved this post. Our local Farmers' Market opens this Sunday and I can't wait. Although I have a vegetable garden, I can't grow everything and I so enjoy buying a week's worth of fresh food in the open air. You have a wonderful blog and I so enjoy visiting.

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