We went to the Farmer's Market this morning. I try to go early to beat the heat and the crowds. It's a great way to start the weekend. I like to go there to shop and to eat. One of my favorite things to eat there is a Turkey Bagelwich from Davis Bakery. Today's version is a toasted sesame bagel with low fat veggie cream cheese topped with turkey, tomato, onions and cucumber slices. Yummy! The hardest part is deciding which kind of bagel to eat and whether to get a slice of pie or cake to take home too. They always have a home baked dessert option...and I am a fan of that food group!
After eating I head to the fruit and vegetable stands (the real reason I came here). The selection is good and typically I can find whatever I am looking for. Today we bought some SC peaches which, believe it or not, have been better this season than the GA peaches-go figure. We also got brussel sprouts, strawberries and rhubarb. I have plans to make homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam.
Most recently I have been buying pasta from Pappardelle's stand. Last time we were here we bought the Southwest Pasta Blend.
It is a combination of blue corn, red southwestern chile, green jalapeno and yellow maize. Loved it so much I had to get more. I also got some Chipotle Black Bean Tagliatelle (flat cut pasta). Do you see a theme here? Love Mexican flavors!!
Our last stop was to get a new plant for the front porch.
All in all it was a great trip. The prices are great and I would much rather put money into the pocket of local merchants than big chain companies. Want to find a farmers market in your area?