Love our Farmer’s Market…

The weather this weekend was glorious, absolutely perfect.  When it’s like this we love to start our weekend by taking the dogs downtown, eat our breakfast outside while people watching, and then heading over to our farmer’s market.  There is a booth that always has dog biscuits and water.  Let’s just say all the dogs that come know where to go.  Those of us on the other end of the leash get pulled along!  It’s this time of year that the market really comes into its own.  Tables start to groan with all the veg.  It is so beautiful with the range of colours.  Usually my husband will hold the dogs at one end while I make my rounds so I took some pictures this time as I worked my way through.

I love it as most booths use organic methods and are small local farms.  One farm has been off the grid since 1979!  I also found out they only cultivate 1 out of 45 acres which surprised me as they sell a ton of food.

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We also were able to get into the garden and harvest a ton of tomatoes.  We planted 51 plants this year so I will be making a lot of sauce when it gets cooler.  This is perhaps a third of what is growing currently.  Of course I’ve been eating them off the vine as well.  🙂

Farmers market 6 2013

26 thoughts on “Love our Farmer’s Market…

  1. You can’t beat the freshness of just picked vegetables from the Farmers’ Market. I have to resist buying too much. You are very fortunate to have such a great tomato crop. Whenever I try to grow them, the caterpillars get them.

  2. That’s a lot of tomato plants. Your photos are great! Don’t you just love the colors in the markets? Late summer early fall are my favorite months at farmers markets as everything is so vibrant.

  3. That’s a lot of tomatoes. I don’t think I use a third of that for making salsa! I love Farmer’s markets and that is neat you can take your dogs. I wish we could here 🙂

  4. You better start canning those tomatoes soon. 🙂 Have you tried tomato jam??? How about tomato sorbet??? Both of those are on my to-do list this summer. I’m thinking about a unique caprese dessert with tomato sorbet/granita, basil panna cotta and somehow blending mozzarella into it, perhaps as a cream. I’m still working on it conceptually. 🙂

  5. Hi Virginia, just popped over to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Snacks & Treats was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series on Carole’s Chatter today. Cheers

  6. That’s going to be a lot of work (with so many toms). But oh so worth it.
    – Loving those littl’ summer squash. And such a shame they’re not for sale over here. Well, they’re probably on sale in London.

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