Saturday, October 9, 2010

To the Farmer's Market I go!

It was a cool crisp morning, the kind of morning where you can actually see your breath when you blow on your hands,  but that didn’t stop me from going to the Carp Farmer’s Market bright and early.  Leaving while everyone in the house was still sleeping soundly.  I hadn’t been to the market since last fall because I had produce from my wee garden all summer.  This year my garden was absolutely crazy, everything I planted grew to an enormous size!  
What does this look like?
The tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots, were absolutely exquisite and sweet.  Alas, I only planted enough for consumption over summer.    I do still have tons of harvest tomatoes, which I pop into my mouth like candy.  I can’t find the word to accurately describe how freshly harvested vegetable makes me feel.  Simply put, it makes me feel happy!
It goes without saying that I go to the farmer's market because of the very fresh vegetables and freshly baked good.  But equally important is that I also like to support the local farmers.  Besides you’re guaranteed to meet some pretty interesting folks there.   Each vender I approached welcomed me with a warm smile, some as they rubbed their hands together to keep warm.   Everyone is friendly and willing to tell you a story if you are a willing listener.  I learnt a few things about bees that I didn’t know.  My knowledge of bees was limited to Farmville on facebook I am embarrassed to admit.
After paying for my stuff and taking it to the car, I decided to stay at the market a bit longer, have a nice hot tea, and a pumpkin tart that just came out of the oven just as I arrived.    The lady serving me said to let it sit at least five minutes before eating, but I couldn’t wait that long… scrumptious.   

4 comments:

kathryn said...

Oh, that DOES look yummy. I can almost smell it...

That potato looks like a snail.

Angelina said...

Hi Kathryn,

The potato does look like a snail, but it is really big. I thought it looked like a dromedary because of it's size.

Thanks for your comment.

DUTA said...

I appreciate people that are self-reliant and grow their own food.
I love markets, and wherever I go, the market is the first place I wish to visit.

Your post has lovely pictures and fine descriptions!

Angelina said...

Hi Duta,

Thank you for you comment. If you ever come to this side of the sea, I'll take you to this market and other lovely market in the area.

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