I hope that you all had a mighty fine weekend. I set one goal for myself over the weekend. That goal? Sleeping in. Apparently, my body took that goal very seriously and when I woke up Saturday morning, I had slept 13 full hours. I felt like I was in college again and it was wonderful!
Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I met at a local farmers market. When I say local, I mean about a 45 minute drive from my house, but having lived in S. Florida for most of my life I can tell you that I am very accustomed to driving a good distance to get anywhere.
The P lace : Yellow Green Farmers Market
I was excited to get there, knowing that it was all organic and full of goodies. Although, I must admit. I was a little disappointed. Actually, I should say that I was surprised – I was very taken aback by how many “repeat vendors” were allowed to vend. The market isn’t that large and if I saw one booth selling olives in infused brine, then I saw 5 other vendors selling the exact same olives in brine. The market wasn’t as crafty as I had expected, however there were a few things that caught my eye…
Mainly the decor. It was an open air market in what looked to be an airplane hangar at one point and there were cows everywhere. I wish I would have gotten a wider shot of that sign in the air. The one with the cow. It looks as if I super imposed it onto a bright blue background, when actually that was just the color of the sky that day. I sure can’t complain about the weather!
Interesting, right? A little Halloween-y, even. I loved it. It kind of livened up the place. Here are a few pics that I snapped in my booth perusing…
The booth that I gravitated toward, of course was the one with the antique sewing machine and other antique goodies. Sadly, I left empty handed…maybe next time!
Although we did do a little snacking while we were there. We found gluten free cookies! Being that I’ve been g-free for a while, these things kind of excite me since I don’t go for sweets too often.
The raisin chocolate chip cookies were delicious and we also took home some sweet garlic in brine (surprised?) with herbs. Actually, while we were waiting for our garlic to be packaged, a woman told me that the secret to getting rid of “garlic breath” is to eat parsley afterwards. I haven’t tried it yet, but hey! Its worth a shot!
So that was my trip to the farmer’s market in a
brine soaked olive nutshell. Have you guys been going to any farmer’s markets now that the weather is warming up? What do you usually go for? Fruits? Veggies? COOKIES?! Tell us all about it!