Sunday, July 22, 2007

Market Booty

I managed to get to the Farmer's Market again yesterday, after a hiatus last weekend when I slept too late. I didn't photograph my purchases like Nadine did, although now I wish I had. Instead, I'll share this photo of the marigolds I got there two weeks ago. I can see them out the window as I type this, little burst of color on the hillside out back. I lucked into some mulch, too, as the neighbors down the street had a tree removed and chipped, and were kind enough to post a sign indicating it was free. I felt funny pushing the wheelbarrow down the street, but it was worth it.

I didn't buy any flowers this week, just lots of produce. We had salad with fresh, local lettuce and tomataoes with dinner. And for lunch? Steamed new potatoes with butter and fresh parsley, inspired by the Liz's description of the dish over at PocketFarm. Simple, but oh, so very good. Tonight will be more salad and local corn, too. I can't wait.

5 comments:

Nadine said...

The marigolds are looking nice. The potatoes sound yummy (aside from that vile parsley).

jo(e) said...

This post makes me hungry. I need to get to the farmers' market more often.

Aliki2006 said...

Nothing is better then a trip to the Farmer's Market and then a feast from the spoils!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful marigolds, I love marigolds. Love the farmer's market too, miss the one in snowstorm city. The only one I've been to here is not as nice. Exciting but flawed.

Lupo Grigio said...

I was just blogging today about the failures of our farmer's market. Cherish the one you have! Make good use of it (I'm glad to hear you are!)