Monday, July 20, 2009

Trip to the Farmer's Market

Farmer B had to work again this weekend so the boys and I trekked out to the local Farmer's Market for a look around. I'm embarrassed to say that we've never been to the Farmer's Market before, but it's quite a drive and it always gets put off, especially since it closes up shop at 1 pm and is only open one day a week. Today was the day to finally make the drive out there and I'm so glad we did.

The Winter Park Farmer's Market boasts that its Central Florida's number one produce and plant market. It's located at an old train depot in the picturesque city of Winter Park. Parking was easy, the atmosphere was great and it was a wonderful day out.











The boys favorite part of the day was watching the real kettle corn cooking over the fire - and of course eating the entire bag between them (with my help). I loved all the fresh produce, flowers, coffees, cakes, pastries, breads, honey, cheeses and homemade foods. There were so many people and dogs enjoying the day and it made me realize how much I miss having Baillan around. Rommel is a great dog, but I miss having a big, fat, yellow lump on the end of a leash. I told myself I'd get another dog once Jace starts kindergarten, but that's a long way off...

We'll be sure to make this Farmer's Market part of our normal routine now and try to hit it up as often as we can. Since I'm not growing much myself right now at least I can support local farmers who do know how to grow things right.

9 comments:

Darla said...

Everything looks so yummy!!

Daphne said...

I lost my dog recently and it seems that everything I do I'm reminded of her. She was a huge dog too (over 100lbs), but black.

I love the farmers market too. Ours aren't as big as that, but I love to walk down the rows and see what all is out before choosing. I always get the same things (fish, corn, and eggs) so I don't know why I look. Its not like I'm going to buy it or anything. But it is fun to take in the ambiance.

Dani said...

I wish we had a nice farmers market to go to. It seems like a lot of fun to just be out walking with the kids and looking at all the goodies for sale.

Lo said...

Those carrots are HUGE!!!!! I love the farmers market glad you were able to make the trip!!!

Kelly said...

Just seeing the "B word" makes me well up. The next dog has an awful lot to live up to!!

It was so fun for me to see your produce, SO different than that of New England. (It just seems wrong to see lemons and limes at a local market!) Sampling the cheeses and bringing some fresh bread home is the best. Might it become a more regular affair?

donna said...

I love every single one of these photos. Look at your cute little blondie eyeing up those bing cherries. The carrots are almost scary looking because they're so big. What's not to love about kettle corn? The boys look tired but happy. Is there anything that doesn't grow in FL? Apples maybe? Too hot for apples?

Annie's Granny said...

I began reading your blog with a smile, but ended up in tears. My dogs have always been family, nearly as dear to me as my children. I've outlived a few of them, and it never gets any easier.

Toni said...

What a fun Farmer's Market!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Dani said...

Oh no! Just reading your tweet about the red crayon in the dryer. There's never a dull moment when we have kids. :)

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