Saturday, August 7, 2010

Farmer's Market

Sweet Farmer's Market!

This weekend is the Tall Timber Days Festival . It's a celebration of the logging industry. This year is the 29th year. There are food booths, local vendors, logging exhibitions, a street dance and so much more.

The two weekends prior to the festival are host to a classic car show and a softball tourney. These two weekends were part of Tall Timber Days when it was in its infancy. At the time, the festival was a three weekend event.

It just so happens that Saturday is also the regular farmer's market day. Because of the increased traffic from the festival, the market vendors brought out their absolute best produce and meats in abundance.

Jon and I had a ball wondering the booths, sampling veggies, meats, and breads. We were in complete awe at the size of some local veggies. The colors were fantastic. Multicolored carrots, red and green cabbages, rainbow Swiss chard, kohlrabi, wax beans, green beans, purple beans, lettuce, tomatoes, brown and red potatoes, onions, leeks, and more.

There were brightly colored blueberries.

There was honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies.

Three meat trucks offering sausages, pork, chicken, steaks, and jerky.

And of course, there breads and cakes.

After a stroll up and down the stands I came away with: fresh bacon, homemade honey-oat bread, and an armful of vine ripened tomatoes the size of my fist.

Guess what we are having for dinner tomorrow?! BLT's. I am super stoked.

If you've never had the pleasure of shopping a local farmers market, I really must insist you give it a try. :)

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

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