Farmer’s Market Report, July 6th, 2010

Hi gang! I haven’t had a chance to post this till now but I did get to make the Farmer’s Market this week.  Lots of new and fresh stuff to be found!  Unfortunately I was under a very strict time schedule so I didn’t get a chance to check and investigate things as much as I would have liked to.  I had to grab and go!  I want to say that there were some new vendors there this week but I’m not positive on that.  I am super pleased with this week’s purchases!

I got:

  • Eggplants
  • Green peppers
  • Red tomatoes
  • Orange tomatoes
  • Green beans

These green beans are huge and glorious!  They were a bright pale green and caught my attention immediately.  I knew I had to have some and picked them up on my way out of the market.

I also made my first Farmer’s Market Faux Pas this week which left me feeling like a huge tool.  When I was purchasing the tomatoes, I grabbed two bags, one for the red and one for the orange.  I didn’t really think much about it.  Yes I bring my own reusable bag to the market but I was putting the tomatoes in plastic bags for them to be weighted.  In hindsight I guess that’s not really any easier than just handing over the tomatoes to be weighted.  I realize this now.  Anyway, when the vendor saw me using two bags he said, “Um, you just need one bag since the tomatoes are the same price.”

“Oh.”

I had already started using the second bag by this point.  I’m so used to having to bag everything separately at the grocery store that it didn’t even occur to me to put them all together.  Whoops!  Sorry vendor dude, I really care about the planet, I swear!

Lesson learned and next time no bags!

Because I was so in love with the green beans I had to use them right away.

Green beans along with one red and one orange tomato for an easy wheat berry salad!  Yummy, cool, and delicious.  Recipe coming soon!

Did you hit the Farmer’s Market this week?

6 thoughts on “Farmer’s Market Report, July 6th, 2010

  1. Great loot!

    I have plans to go this weekend – our fruit is almost gone! And I hope to go to our CSA pickup at lunch tomorrow. I have a feeling I’ll have a lot more zucchini and squash again :)

    Happy Anniversary Week!

  2. Heidi says:

    I went to one on Tuesday, and was thrilled with the selection. I came home with squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and peaches. Yum! I love farmer’s markets.

  3. Looks yummy. I got some fresh green beans from MIL and already put those in the freezer for later because she has more to give me! YEA!

  4. I love that you described the green beans as glorious. Farmer’s Market posts are the best. I enjoy seeing what everyone has access to in their area.

  5. Your wheatberry salad looks amazing. They take so long to cook, though! That’s the frustrating part.

    Reading through some of your Farmer’s Market Reports makes me SO excited to move to Columbus. That, plus the running community in Cbus seems great. :)

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