Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Our Neighborhood's First Farmer's Market
Saturday was this year's first farmer's market! I could not have been more excited. I love being able to walk less than half a mile to the village square and get fresh produce that was often picked within the last few hours! I also love being able to support local farmers and businesses by purchasing their goods.
This year, there are 4 farmers (last year, there were only 2) and lots of vendors. One of my best finds was a huge head of red leaf lettuce for $1.50. I also bought organic bok choy, strawberries, fresh mint, and a funny looking cucumber.
I also found a gluten-free, dairy-free baked item! I was talking to a new vendor who had lots of delectable looking treats, and mentioned I couldn't eat wheat or dairy. He said the lemon bar is made with almond flour and even had an ingredient list to double-check that there was no dairy or soy. And it was really good! I loved being able to share it was my son (and my husband, who loves anything lemon). Be sure to look for them if you're in the area; their name is Baked Orchard.
They had a clown and Bear kept popping his balloons and then crying. Poor guy! So his dad made him a "balloon" out of an empty, unused dog waste disposal bag :) Very creative!