Friday, August 15, 2014

Farmers Market Friday

Here in Michigan, this is the best time to start hitting the farmers markets.  
Nearly every community has one and there is the widest array of ripe produce available at this time.  

On our recent trips we have scored golden beets (which we had never tried before), a variety of lettuce, red raspberries, honey, eggs, baked goods, rhubarb, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, carrots, a variety of squash, zucchini (regular and golden), several types of onions, potatoes, green beans, snap peas, and I'm sure I am forgetting some things.
 And then there are the crafters - my son really liked the little button people hanging on the display board.  Of course the blue one had to go home with us.  It has a pin on its back so you can wear him.
 I gave the kids the camera this time so they could snap pictures of whatever caught their eye while I made our purchases.  The owner of this booth was enthusiastic in providing tips on how to best prepare her products.
The booth owners are always well-prepared with extra bags, paper towel and bottled water for wrapping heat-sensitive produce.

What items are showing up at your local farmers market this summer?  Favorites?  Things you've never seen before?  I will confess - we were not fans of the beets - they definitely tasted like dirt.  Next time I will try the roasting method...

1 comment:

Liz said...

Farmers markets are so much fun! Our local one has popcorn kernals in the fall. I can hardly wait. I popped all of mine over the winter/ Love the little button guy!