Thursday, July 21, 2011

Farmers Market

After seeing Paula and Bobby Deen frying squash this weekend, I couldn't get it off my mind.  I had to have fresh squash.  My taste buds would not rest until squash was given to them.  ha

Yesterday I went straight to Spring Park where the local farmers market is, in search of squash.  I was just in time and bought the last they had.  You see, the market is a small one.  I think it was larger earlier in the season, but is winding down.

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The gentleman that I bought the squash from gave me double what I needed and added a basket of cherry tomatoes to my order. You don't get treatment like that from a store......These farmers have somehow kept there products alive through 100 degree weather with not much rain.... The squash was delicious!

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Have you visited a market this summer?

15 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

I do miss visiting a farmer's market. We don't have such things around here. Not much of the produce is grown locally. Mostly flown in from other countries. I bet the squash was good! Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I keep thinking that we need to visit our local farmers market --but haven't done it yet. Someone did give us some fresh cukes and corn-on-the-cob recently. YUM!!! AND --we got some delicious homegrown maters--so we're enjoying that also...

Looks like you got some great stuff at your Farmer's Market.
Hugs,
Betsy

MarieElizabeth said...

I really enjoy farmer's markets and have never been let down by my purchases. Looks like you did wel yourself.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nanny, I want to be sitting at your table tonight!! Your buys look soooo good. I have to confess that I haven't made it to the farmer's market this year. Our local grocery store carries local farmer's veggies... so, it has become too convenient to just grab it there along with the rest. We enjoyed some really good okra last night! Enjoy your goodies! blessings ~ tanna

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit. I love the farmers markets too, they just started them here, there is nothing like fresh from a garden! :D
(We are moving to St. George,Utah and we want to serve in the temple there and go on some missions too, that is why we are selling.) :D

BlueRidge Boomer said...

We saw the same show and did the same thing on Tuesday...Yummmmmmy!!!!

Glenda said...

Now I'm wanting squash casserole . . . which we enjoyed before the extreme heat ended our garden! We have a beautiful farmers market not too far from here (northwest Louisiana), but we haven't gone this year.

Marguerite said...

That squash casserole sounds so good! I'm lucky that I have a farmer's market only 2 blocks away, that sells produce, 3 days a week. I live there! :)

It's Just Dottie said...

I am going Tuesday. I'll tell you about it next week.
Smiles, Dottie

Deb said...

we stopped at a farmers market in weatherford on sunday and bought watermelons..they were good..

Betsy said...

yum...of course, I like anything fried! ha.

Solar Powered said...

Yum, glad you found your squash. I love squash. Pretty pictures and yes, I am going to make a Farmer's Market run tomorrow!

Farmchick said...

I was at a market last weekend. I love going and ours is small but still has free range/organic meat and poultry products.

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, I have! My problem is I tend to buy too much for just me...have to tone it down some. :-)

xo
Pat

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I try to go every week. LOVE to eat all the goodies!