This summer we have finally taken advantage of our close proximity and become regulars at our farmer’s market, The Green City Market. It took a few visits, but we now have our favorite stands that we frequent every week, which provides us with consistently high quality foods at fair prices.
We sampled meats from ground beef to lamb to bacon, as well as eggs, from all the farmers providing grass-fed/pastured animals. Our favorite turned out to be Meadowhaven Farms. They have a great selection, good prices and are pretty nice too. They also offer the crossfit meat box, which we have been loving!
I am easily overwhelmed, especially at the farmer’s market. It is always busy and there are so many different things to look at and consider – and there is the smell of baked goods driving me to distraction. Anyway, when I don’t know what veggies to buy, or haven’t properly menu planned – I dive into the Green Acres stand and load up on greens. They have a huge variety of leafy greens; all types of kale, chard, collards, lambs quarters, bok choy…everything!
|Majestic Farm pick your pint tomatoes|
|Green Acres leafy greens|
I’ve also been loving the make your own pint cherry tomatoes from Majestic Nursery – the dark orange ones are my favorite.
The Flamin’ Fury Peaches people get me every time. They sit there in their bright shiny stand right at the entrance to the market, forcing there samples on me – their super ripe and sweet samples – and I inevitably end up buying something. I’ve tried their peaches and various berries, all pretty good.
We generally do not eat dairy. It was actually finding this grass-fed butter from Nordic Creamery that led us to introduce it back into our diet in the first place, and all has been well. Have not noticed any adverse side effects from either their butter or on a very rare occasion, goat cheese. I mainly like to use the butter for frying eggs – and the occasional goat cheese crumbled in a salad, hmmm – now I’m hungry.
And of course, I always find it near impossible to leave the market without buying some fresh cut flowers...so many to choose from!
|Tuberose, my favorite - smells like heaven|