Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Trip to the Farmer's Market

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is go to the local Farmer's Market.  We are blessed to live less than 10 minutes from a large outdoor market.  Each May I look forward to the week that the market opens.  I try to go as often as possible until it closes down in November.

This year I haven't made it down as often as I'd like, but when I do get to the market, I am always thrilled with my products.  Why don't you take a little tour with me?
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market


Summer and I typically head to the market right after breakfast.  It's best to arrive early for the best selection of produce.  First we walk up and down, glancing at each booth to check out what's available and the prices. 
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
It was a gorgeous morning for the market!
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
These colorful plums caught my eye immediately.  I purchased some of the red ones on the far left.  They're called Methley Plums and they're small and sweet.  

Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
The baked goods always look delicious.  
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
I love peach season!  Don't you?
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
This stack of red radishes was too gorgeous to not photograph!
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
Kohlrabi is new to me.  I haven't taken a chance and purchased any because I don't know what to do with it!  Any great suggestions for me?
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
Our market also has a few booths that feature homemade items like these metal wine bottle trees.  
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
This colorful assortment of peppers caught my eye immediately.  Can you image the beautiful dishes you could create with these?

Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
I love to pick up a few ears of corn.  They're great grilled!

Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
I discovered my new favorite flowers at the dahlia farm stand.  I can't resist picking up a new bouquet each week!
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
Aren't these flowers stunning?
Melissa's Cuisine: A Trip to the Farmer's Market
Gorgeous sunflowers.

I didn't take a picture of the food court, which hosts two of my favorite vendors: the tamale guy and the homemade pretzel stand. You'll just have to trust me that they are delicious!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our Farmer's Market.  Do you have a market nearby?

4 comments:

  1. We are there every Wednesday!! My friends stand has giant peppers, perfect for stuffing!! ;-)

    Love love love the flowers too.

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  2. Those peppers are beautiful! I love the colours!

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  3. I love the farmer's market. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I already miss summer time. 2015 will be a year filled with more homegrown fruits and vegetables than ever before! I would love to be able to grow enough to bring extras to our local farmer's market too. I can't wait!

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