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Saturday, October 5, 2013

This Week at the Farmer's Market

I've been looking forward to this weekend for a very long time because we have for once...nothing on the calendar.  While I love the many weekend events of summer, trips to camp, BBQ's and weddings as well as those into the fall, there's nothing quite like the freedom of an unscheduled weekend.  I'm secretly really excited that it's a rainy weekend too because now I have no guilty feelings about not doing some sort of yard clean-up outside.  I guess that's not so secret anymore.  Anyway, despite the dreary weather, Addie and I made it out to the farmer's market this morning and had a great time.  I love now that she is getting a little older, she really gets excited for our weekend outings to the market.  For one thing, we always make our way to the fresh donut stand (she wouldn't let us forget about that), but also she really likes the busy-ness of it all.  She's a very social little lady.  I really enjoy the opportunity to show her the vast amounts of fruits and vegetables and teach her a bit about them all.  This morning there seemed to be a lot of new things for her to see with all of the funny shaped gourds, painted pumpkins, and cauliflower colored like the rainbow.

Peppers of all kinds were also out in full force as well as Addie's favorite, tomatoes, as farmers were selling off the last of their summer crop in large numbers.

Since most of our tomatoes have been picked already from our garden, we decided to purchase an 8 qt basket so we can make tomato soup this weekend.

If you didn't get a chance to get out to your local farmer's market this weekend, try to plan for it next weekend.  Even though it's no longer summertime, there are still plenty of in season fruits and vegetables to purchase and maybe even some new ones to try!

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