Friday, April 23, 2010

the farmers market

I never really truly understood the fun and convenience of a farmers market until I was backpacking around New Zealand and Australia. One day, my friend and roommate introduced me to the wonder that is a farmers market. Fresh fruit and produce, and maybe even flowers sometimes... all local, and usually at a great price!
Now, I am not much of a cook so I never envisioned myself getting excited about buying food. This farmers market definitely changed my perspective, as I was always excited to use my locally grown produce to cook a meal. That's why I was so disappointed with my work schedule this summer. I work a lot of Saturdays (I'm a dental hygienist) since the job market is so crap I don't really have a choice. I'm not a morning person so I knew I wouldn't be getting up super early to hit the market before work.
But! I just discovered there is a farmers market but a few blocks away from where I work! The best part? It's open til 5pm! No excuses. I can't wait until it opens to start integrating more local ingredients into my (new!) crock-pot dinners. Yum!

Do you take advantage of your local farmers markets?



Juliana Crespo said...

Yay for Farmers' Markets! We'll be going to one this morning too!

Emma said...

haha... that is a funny coincidence! must be something in the air :)