Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer's Bounty: our trip to the local farmers market

Nothing tastes better than fresh, and nothing is fresher than local (not to mention it helps reduce your carbon foot print and supports local farmers!).

I try to go to a local farmers market at least once a week to stock up on our fruits and veggies for the next few days/week.

Today we went to the Everett Farmers Market near the marina. I was delighted to find so many vendors including CHEESE vendors! If you haven't noticed yet, I am a sucker for dairy products. Our basket filled up with some nettle gouda from Samish Bay Cheese, beets, arugula, fingerling red potatoes, shiitaki mushrooms, basil, yellow cherry tomatoes, goat's milk greek yogurt from Gothberg Farms, squash babies and flowers, italian sausages from Island Grown Farmers Co-op, and two super crisp heads of celery! My sweet husband surprised me with a bouquet of red dahlias and gladiolas!

Support local farmers! Not only does it help your local economy, but you have more control over WHAT you are eating. When you are eating a local grown, ripe picked, organic know all you are eating is spectacular peachy goodness. No chemicals, no wax, just great fruit!

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