For: Señor Paul who has patiently waited for this post…
I have recently discovered the beauties of these markets. Above all else, EVERYTHING is so fresh! You can taste and smell the difference in every piece of produce. It is the same difference I experienced—and wrote about—at Wilklow Orchards…the fruit has never tasted so good. Unfortunately, it just isn’t the same at a neighborhood grocery store. What is more exciting is that without even trying you can learn something. For instance, I learned last weekend that Dr. Seuss was not as creative as I had previously thought… GREEN EGGS ACTUALLY DO EXIST! I had heard this before, but now I have seen it with my own eyes. INCREDIBLE!
Ooohhh, this tip I knew already…buy your honey and syrup locally. As the bees and trees are local to wherever they are being harvested, they are producing immune stimulating properties for that area. Transporting it brings those properties to us. WE DON’T NEED THOSE, WE NEED OUR OWN! So don’t push your body to adapt to another state or country…get the nutrients that YOU need from your state and country :).
This is so exciting! I make a FANTASTIC eggplant parmigiana! As a city girl, I haven’t seen all sorts of fresh produce…well…these were the biggest I have ever seen. Imagine all of the dinner guests I could have!
Mmmm…AND my dad’s girlfriend Jane gave me a FANTASTIC beet salad recipe. Now, I have so many posts to write based off of my one trip to this farmers market!
The plants all smelled phenomenal! I happen to LOVE lavender…I even keep a dried bundle in my office to give it a soothing homey feel.
There is NOTHING BETTER than fresh herbs…
SO…if you have a lot of sunlight…buy your own! It makes your meals so so fresh and delicious. PLUS the plants are very inexpensive; at times less costly than purchasing a bottled version. So buy yourself a plant…and…eat better food…liven up your home…and enjoy the delightful scents.
Above all else…ENJOY! It’s really hard not to.