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Today’s Farmers Market Bounty

August 8, 2008

I haven’t recently extolled the virtues of our local farmers market, so I’ll take a moment to do so now. It has been going for a little more than two months now and is, sadly, more than halfway over. We live in a smallish town, but we have a great farmers market for a town our size, I believe.

These are today’s purchases:


It includes, from left to right:

Some funny shaped squashes; they are long and shaped similar to Armenian cucumbers
Bratwurst sausages from locally raised natural pork
Sweet corn
Torpedo onions
Broccoli
Small plums
Beets
Carrots
Cabbage
Eggplant
Romaine lettuce
Tomatoes*
More squash from a different vendor
Red potatoes
Sweet onions

Omitted from this picture was the bag of the sweetest cherry tomatoes. They are orange and I think they are called Sungold or something similar.

*Today was the first day that real, ripe, local tomatoes have appeared at the farmers market. Some vendors have been selling green tomatoes for a couple of weeks. There is also one vendor who was selling tomatoes for a couple of weeks, but I’m unsure where they come from. It’s kind of unclear with them, so I don’t usually purchase many things from that booth.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Evelyn permalink
    August 8, 2008 12:57 pm

    It all looks so wonderful. I wish the farmers market down here had even half of what you get at yours.

  2. Lisa permalink
    August 8, 2008 7:27 pm

    Lettuce?!?! You get lettuce at your farmer’s market?? Shoot, I’d kill for some. All i get are collard green and mustard green, and that just ain’t cuttin’ it!

    That is quite a haul you got today! Smack, smack, yum!!

  3. Lisa permalink
    August 8, 2008 7:58 pm

    Mom-I know. I’m shocked that FL farmers markets are so poorly stocked.

    Lisa-Lettuce, yes! There were many beautiful varieties to choose from. I settled on a Romaine because it was so tall and green.

  4. Kerry permalink
    August 9, 2008 5:49 pm

    Wow – that is a heap o’ vegetables! What will you make with those yummies?

    I’m hosting a “Farmer’s Market Report” Mr. Linky. I’d be thrilled if you’d come by and check it out! Perhaps you’d like to submit this post? Here’s the link: http://toeverymeal.blogspot.com/2008/08/farmers-market-report-aug-9th.html

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