Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Little Piggy Went to the Market

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Farmers Market that is. I have been hitting farmers markets in search of some early fresh treats. Green beans, corn, tomatoes and lots of other goodies. We even found some home made dog treats for our dog. They smell just like the peanut butter cookies we eat. He loves them. They sell home made baked goods as well. The banana nut bread was delicious.

My favorite thing from the farmers market are the green beans. I love to snap them. It brings back childhood memories of sitting on Grandma Childers porch snapping green beans with my sisters. I love how green they are and how they still have a little 'snap' to them after you cook them.

Now you may ask why I don't grow my own veggies or bake my own banana nut bread? That's easy to answer. I have a black thumb and I don't like the kitchen enough to spend hours slaving over a hot stove and oven. I'll will let those who are best at it do it for me. Besides, it's nice to support local farmers, gardeners and bakers.

I can't wait 'till August when the farmers markets will be in full swing. I need to learn how to can so I can enjoy the food all year long. First I need to redecorate my kitchen so I will enjoy being in it. I already know what I am going to do with it. I just have to get motivated enough to tare down wall paper and start painting,

Do you go to farmers markets? If so, what do you enjoy most? If not, give it a try and eat locally.

SIS BJ aka Aleena Ravenwood


Tori Lennox said...

I remember going to the Farmers Market in St. Louis when I was a kid but we haven't been in years.

SIS Barb said...


I sometimes stop at the roadside produce carts, but never a farmer's market. I'll have to see if we have any in the area. I'm sure I'd love to scoop up all those veggies.

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi B.J.,

I have very fond memories of snapping beans and shucking corn on the back porch of Grandma's house. I was just saying the other day how our cousins used to pick an onion right out of the garden, wipe the dirt off, and take a great big bite out of them. There's nothing like fresh veggies straight from the family garden.

We have a farmer's market downtown every Friday. I've yet to make it there but hope to soon. Like Barb, I often get my veggies from a fruit and vegetable stand. I just wish I could find a tomato down here that tastes like a tomato from home. It must be the dirt!

SIS Bren

Beth Ciotta said...

I love Farmer's Markets. Unfortunately we don't have one near by and what's worse, the produce dept. at our grocery really stinks. And worse... the tomato plants in our teeny garden died this year! Waahhh!!

Ah, snapping beans on grandma's patio. It's a fond memory right alongside shucking corn. :)

SIS Beth

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