Sunday, April 26, 2009

Shopping at the Farmers' Market

Well, we made it to the Farmers' Market again today and got lots of good stuff. The bread guy was there, so we were happy! :o) However, it's a big challenge to "manage" the toddler these days as he gets REALLY excited because of all the great food. He has to try all the different strawberry stands, taste the bread, and insist on biting into the orange slice that's offered only to spit the orange out and dirty his clothes... So the shopping trip was a lot shorter (once again) than we would have liked it to be...

So here is (almost everything) we got today:

After tasting all the available strawberries, the toddler decided to buy these. They look, smell, and taste incredible... Yes, the toddler knows his strawberries! :0)

We also got "basic veggies" (onions, carrots, leeks, celery & potatoes):

Isn't the squash pretty?

Last week's radishes were sooooo good; we had to get some more!

Yes, and we got some stuff from the bread guy! :0) Mmmmm. Sooooo good! Actually, I have to admit that one of the items we bought is actually missing from the picture.... We also got a brioche, but the toddler and I shared it on the way home... Sorry, no picture. It was good!!! So the other items are a wheat olive "thingy," garlic cheese bread, and a soft roll.

We ate the roll for lunch and made an open faced fish sandwich with leftover talapia. We cut the roll in half and slightly toasted it. Then we spread it with a bit of mayo and some Dijon mustard. We topped the fish with Trader Joe's spicy tartar sauce and lemon juice. We mixed about a tablespoon of the tartar sauce with the juice of 1 1/2 lemons. So tasty!

Did you make it to the Farmers' Market? If so, what did you get?

Be well,


  1. No outing for me this weekend, but I seriously want those squash! Gorgeous!

  2. I didn't go to a farmer's market this weekend, but I'm jealous you got to go one! The outdoor one in my town opens at the end of May and I can't wait!

  3. Your Farmer's Market finds look divine. I'm hoping our farmer's market is decent this year. In the past, they've had not that impressive produce at high prices. It starts up in June and my fingers are crossed.

  4. HAHAHA - Shopping with a toddler is exciting, isn't it? At least he's willing to try all those delicious things and think aobut the memories you are giving him. :)

    We are still getting mostly late winter and early spring produce here: lots of greens, some root vegetables (radishes, turnips), spring onions.

    This post would be great for the Farmer's Market Report. I hope you'll consider submitting it:

  5. Anonymous4/28/2009

    I am green, green, green like Shrek out of envy! WOW! great haul! LOVe all the vibrant colors of the fresh seasonal produce!