Saturday, August 9, 2008

Farmer's Market Report - Aug 9th



How was your Farmer's Market this week?
Get a great deal?
Find a wonderful new vegetable?
Got a funny story to tell?
What did you bring home?


Blog about your experience at the farmer's market this week, then come back there and leave add your post URL to the Mr. Linky below. Be sure to link directly to your post, not your main page.

Today, our farmer's market was much quieter than usual. I think everyone stayed up late watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony and had to sleep in! I stayed up late, but got up anyway. My family is heading out of town for a few days (just hubby and kids...I'm home alone!), so I really didn't need much at all. However, I am part of a "Chicken Club", and today was our next pick up day for our "harvest", so I had to go get my bird. I get one bird at each harvest - fresh, free range, organically-fed. It is unbelievable how good these chickens are - even better than the ones I get from Trader Joe's.



It was a perfect day to look at some of the other vendors at our farmer's market - specifically the baker and a soap-maker. So, I enjoyed a blueberry scone for my breakfast from the baker and got the most fragrant and lovely soap (Lavender - Tea Tree) from the soap maker. I love that our farmer's market has more than just produce!

Although I wasn't purchasing produce today, there was a lot of it and so beautiful! Figs, pears, tomatoes, lettuce, squash, peppers, cantaloupes, watermelons, beets, corn and lots more. Our little farmer's market sure does provide some wonderful produce!

I can't wait to hear what your found at your farmer's market! Leave your post's URL in the Mr. Linky below!




17 comments:

Teresa said...

Thanks for inviting me to link to you, Kerry. Today I spent time in my own garden sowing fall crops of carrots, basil, lettuce, mesclun, and cilantro. This is my first attempt at planting for fall. I hope it works!

Ellyn said...

Thanks so much for the invite. I can't wait to hear about the experiences of others.
How did you find me?

Emily said...

Thanks for the reminder to visit the local farmer's market in town... I have not gone for several weeks (months?) and needed the push!

TwoSquareMeals said...

I'll have my post up tomorrow. Had another one already written to post today. But the market was great today!

Matt's Kitchen said...

Kerry,
Thank you for letting me link to my site. As soon as I can figure out how to do all of this blogroll business, I will do the same for you. (This is all new to me!) Enjoy your weekend and your farmers' market finds!
Matt

The Diva of Dining said...

Thanks for the linking invite! The farmer's market in my town rotates the schedule of vendors, so it's great to have a good mix of new items every week.

desertdiva said...

Hi Kerry! I'm glad you found my blog post on my local farmer's market and hope you win my little contest! Please invite anyone interested to see my blog at http://thedesertfleamarket.blogspot.com/

Megan, Freelance Baking said...

I'm glad you found my post Kerry! I hope more people can enjoy my farmer's market photos now. I think this is a great way to keep people excited about farmer's markets!

Linda said...

Thank you for the invitation to link to your blog. I did enter the link but am not sure that it processed correctly.

Tanya said...

Hi! Our Farmer's Market is jumping at 7AM. It's hard to get up and get going, but the awesome produce and the interesting people motivate me! Thanks for inviting me to link.

Jules said...

I'm linked! Great idea!

TSannie said...

What a good idea you have here! Didn't post about farmer's market today, but did a few days ago. I'll be posting Columbia Missouri's farmer's market later this week when I'm back there.

Christina said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to post here. One week after writing about the zucchini flowers I saw them at the Carroll Gardens farmers' market today--so they are still in season! Thanks again!

Melanie said...

Thanks for the invite!....and I will post that Blackberry Somethin recipe tomorrow for you!....we also have a vegetable garden and I have canned greenbeans...getting ready to can the tomatoes probably this week....yummy!... :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to link!

Amy said...

My farmer's market is rather boring compared to yours - nothing fancy, just typical Illinois produce. Occasionally, ours will have flowers which my girls love.

I do have my own little herb garden - basil, rosemary and thyme - my first attempt at growing my own. I've enjoyed it so much I will expand it next year. I also have a huge plot of tomatoes. There is nothing better than a home-grown IL tomato!

Malika said...

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