"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Friday, September 4, 2009

Farmers Market Booty

The weather has been completely lovely here the past few days. Today was a perfect day to poke around the Farmers Market in Ridgefield, Connecticut. What a beautiful bounty of fresh, local fruits, veggies, baked goods, fish, honey, eggs, flowers, maple syrup and jams were to be found today! I love buying things from our local farmers. There is nothing like biting into a piece of sweet, crisp corn that was picked just a few hours earlier or freshly picked giant blackberries and peaches. I don't usually buy many baked goods in the stores, because I like to bake, but the things at the Farmer's Market are really yummy and too good to pass up. I did resist buying a sinfully delicious chocolate walnut pie that I did have a little taste of though. My daughter wanted a peach pie but they sold out so she got an apple pie instead. What did we buy? Let's see....corn, some basil, a couple of different eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, bee pollen and a little beeswax votive candle (I adore the smell of real beeswax candles!) molasses cookies, apple pie, a frosted scone (cranberry or citrus...I can't remember) a crumb bun, challah bread and another organic sweet delicious bread...hmmm.....I think that's it. Do you have a Farmers Market near you? I encourage you to stop in and buy some fresh delicious things from them. It is nice to get a smile from the person who actually grew the produce you are buying. You can see how proud they are of what they present. And well they should be! -CS ^..^


Angela said...

Looks like you and your daughter had a great time shopping at the Farmer's Market. You sure did get some good looking veggies and breads! About two weeks ago there was a man who had a stand on the side of the road that I bought some of the best corn I have ever tasted in my life! I think I bought around 3 dozen from him altogether. I froze most of it! I can't wait to have some later on in the year!


Chatty Crone said...

Those vegestables look yummy. I love fresh veggies.

LaVonne said...

Not only delicious, but beautiful too!
Buy fresh, buy local. Who's your farmer? :-)

Roseann said...

I love the bounty of your shopping trip. It reminds me why I love this time of year - lots of outstanding fresh summer produce but cool enough temeperatures to really enjoy cooking them! Your arrangement of items is so artistic - just like you! I think it has inspired me as I plan my special Labor Day Weekend menus!

Love ya,

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Don't you just love a good Farmer's Market? The commaradie, the color, the warm, friendly folks...some who love to cook, some who just love cheap veggies! The talents of people always amaze me. Keep those taste buds happy. Will be sorry to see our local market close the end of Oct.

ocmist said...

Even the pics of your shopping is artistic!!! What beautiful colors and shapes, and the descriptions of the foods made my mouth water! I LOVE orange cranberry scones, and good fresh veggies any time. I don't get a chance to shop much at a farmer's market because the closest is about an hour's drive from here, but love to stop if we happen to be driving by one when going to the big town!