Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farmer's Market

On Friday, I went to our downtown farmer's market. There were more than 10 farmers, selling their produce, flowers, and baked goods from little stands and trucks. Here are a few pictures, to make you feel like you were part of my organic Friday experience!

Spring Onions - These onions are delicious. I made 2 quarts of refrigerator pickles, and I think the onions are the best part!

Fresh Strawberries from Wood Fired Bakery and Farms.

Patchwork Farms had the sweetest organic snap peas on the planet. After buying 1 pint and tasting them, I walked right back into the line to buy another. Yes, they were that good. And the owner was a total sweetheart and gave me his recipe for garlic scape, which I've never tried. You can be sure I'm working on that this week!

My friends, Barrie and Madeline Moser, of Moser's Garden Produce, were selling beautiful greens and herbs. The sweet basil was so good in a roasted corn, tomato, and mozzarella salad.

So, it was a very successful outing. I spent 20 dollars and purchased: Organic spring onions, beets, 2 pints of snap peas, 1 qt organic strawberries, granola, a dozen free range organic eggs, a scoop of raw milk ice cream for my little boy, garlic scape, napa cabbage, and sweet basil. They're holding the market on Tuesdays from 11-4 and Fridays from 11-6. Go down there and buy local, if you can. If you're not in the State College area, visit FarmersMarket.com to find out where you can shop locally. Thanks for reading and commenting.

All the best!



Shwebb said...

Ah, but it's sad to think that some folks never know what fresh is really like, eh?

Your post made my mouth water, Sara! And it also makes me thankful there are a couple of roadside fruit and veggie stands just a mile from home, and they are not more than a stone's throw from the fields where the food was picked.

Thanks for the reminder! (I'll be heading out, now--I need to get a baker's dozen ears of corn.)

Ray Wong said...

You've been tagged!

Dawn Colclasure said...

Very cool pics. I'm surprised you bought ALL of that for $20! I got a bag of apples at my local grocer that cost me $13! Now I wanna check out MY Farmers Market and see what bargains I can score on fresh produce.

Laurie Ashton said...

I love farmers markets!

Of course, here, roadside stalls selling produce, fish, chickens, beef, and so on are the norm, so I guess it's like a farmers market, but without the pies, samosas, cheese, and strawberries... :)