Saturday, August 31, 2013

Farmers' Market Day.

Well now, it's been awhile hasn't it?  I knew that would happen.  I'm terrible at keeping up with things.  Ehh...oh well.  I only started this to write down stuff for myself anyway.

So...I went to the farmers' market this morning like always.  My Saturday morning ritual.  My "me time".  I get up way too early for a weekend, drive 35 minutes, buy my fruit and veggies, sometimes some eggs and/or cheese which takes me all of 20 minutes and then drive another 35 minutes home.  Why?  Cause I get the BEST produce ever!  And I'm supporting my local farmers.  :D  I am in love with Blooming Glen Farm. That's my first stop every Saturday morning.  Here's today's haul:

4 cucumbers, 5 onions, 2 yellow squash, 2 zucchini, 2 Japanese eggplants, a bunch of spinach and 2 pints of strawberries.  The only thing that didn't come from Blooming Glen were the strawberries.  Those are from Shadybrook. They're hydroponic.  Maybe this week I'll actually get to eat some of them.  Last week Maddie got into them and next thing I know she's covered in red and the berries are GONE! I got exactly 2.  I'm hiding them this week.  :)  I gotta say the price is right too.  All that only cost me $22.  Yeah, ok, maybe I could spend less at the grocery store, but this is all fresh picked, organic and local.  I know where it's from and it hasn't traveled cross country or even international to get here.  Most of this is going to be roasted and used in a quinoa salad(thanks to Jenn for the inspiration.) The cucumbers and some tomatoes from last week will be used in a tabouleh type salad.  Yummy.  Hopefully I will remember to take pics and post them.  Later taters!  I'm off to have some fun with some very cool people!