It's the best time of year to visit the Farmers Market. We have a great small market every Saturday over the summer in the village of Flesherton. We've been going long enough now that I know several of the vendors, and know exactly what we look for.
The best thing about our market is that there are several good vendors of fruit and veggies. I like baking, and many come to look at crafts, but a market without a good selection of fruit and veggies is not what it should be.
I bought both some new potatoes and some corn today at the market, from vendors I know.
We don't buy garlic though, because Mrs. F.G. grows her own.
And we've never eaten kohlrabi, but we really should be adventurous and try them!
There will be lots more squash as we get into early fall.
Almost every week the market offers some special event. This week it was a demonstration by the local square dance group.
There are several craft vendors selling everything from paintings to jewelry, from sheepskin rugs to gourd birdhouses, from soap to pottery. I must admit I don't spend much time looking at those tables, but I was struck this morning by this really colourful caterpillar! It's about 2 feet long, and 4" in diameter.
And I can't forget the baking. Sometimes I get the impression that all this 'healthy local food' we go for is actually baking rather than those fresh fruit and veggies!
Among them, my favourite is the pies. I always stop for a visit with the ladies who bake these, even when I'm not buying one. It's the social side of the market that keeps me going back each week. But the fresh fruit and veggies make a good excuse for the visit.
Kohlrabi is good...mild. It has been years, and I do mean years, since I have had any...every now and then we would think we should raise some more but never got around to it. I really like it raw. I wish we had a market close to here...I was thinking today it has been a long time since I made a pie. An apple pie sounds delicious....ReplyDelete
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Looks like some good sized produce there, I've never tried Kohlrabi either.ReplyDelete
No me neither. It may taste mild.... But mild what? I always suspect it will be a bit like fennel which I really dislike. I even learned to say I'm so sorry I hate fennel in French, of course I could be completely wrong and it's very nice. Have a happy Sunday.ReplyDelete
Hello, everything looks fresh and delicious. I love corn on the cob and sweet potatoes or are they yams. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
Love farmer's markets, but as I grow my own vegetables (except for corn) I seldom attend them. I love pie, too, and the fruits from my garden (raspberries, plums, apples, blueberries) often find their way between crusts!ReplyDelete
How wonderful to have the market accessible and to take advantage of it FG. I'm looking forward to having more time available in retirement to seek out and enjoy similar things.ReplyDelete
There is nothing quite like a good famers market at this time of year.ReplyDelete
Fresh baked pies always yummy as well..
Yes Mrs. FG has some very nice fresh garlic thanks for that wonderful gift.
Gotta love the market, for a variety of reasons.ReplyDelete
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Kohlrabi is good! I think you would like it. :-)ReplyDelete
As much as I love farmer's markets, I rarely get to the one in our town. They are on Saturdays and Sundays and we try to stay at the cabin those days. Parking at the marina can be crazy in the summer months and we like to ride on the logging roads with our quads on weekends when loggers are expecting to share the roads with the public. On the other hand, my garden is in full production mode so we have plenty of veggies of our own to eat. In fact, more than we can eat. Our compost pile gets a lot of leftovers. - MargyReplyDelete
OH my everything looks so good. Love those carrots. I've not had much luck growing them.ReplyDelete
I must admit I have never even heard of kohirabi. Sure is strange looking.
Stanwood has a pretty cool Farmer's Market. Lots of good stuff. Food looks good thereReplyDelete
That looks like a busy market! I get to our main market every week. It's getting to be a busy time for them now.ReplyDelete
ooooh i love a good, fun farmers market!!!ReplyDelete
I knew it the minute I read it.ReplyDelete
Fun Farmers Market! - I want that Caterpillar.ReplyDelete