My love of Farmer's markets runs deep and true. I'm a food geek and the idea of knowing where my food came from and talking to the people that grew it, well, it makes me giddy. Go ahead and laugh, I'll wait.
When I found out Janine Maclachlan who I met through my blog was writing a book called Farmers' Markets of the Heartland, I knew it was a book I needed to own.
Living in the Midwest, we take great pride in our agriculture and buying local is good for the community. And for me. Honestly, there were 2 things I didn't like about this book. a) I didn't think of it and b) I didn't get to do the research. Oh, the research...
Aside from trying the recipes in the book, I plan on using it whenever I am forced to travel on a Saturday and have to miss my own market. Maybe then I will be slightly less resentful about being away from home.
Even my beloved Village market makes the cut. In case you can't visit it in person I thought seeing these pictures would be the next best thing. Of course you are still missing out on the second best part of the Farmer's Market, chatting with neighbors over the fresh beets.
Janine has been sweet enough to offer to send one of you a copy of her book. All you have to do is leave a comment here before midnight on June 20th and if you want to share what your favorite thing is to buy and/or make from the Farmer's Market, I would love to read it.