There’s just something pretty dagnabbed awesome about the atmosphere at a farmer’s market. People selling weeds (stop it… the legal kind), ladies with underarm hair dancing around totem poles, and Whitney getting up before noon on a Saturdee!! HALLELUJAH, Clive! I love me a farmer’s market because there’s nothing better in the world than a homegrown piece of produce. None of this manufactured stuff that’s been sitting in a storage freezer for 3 months, and then ends up on the shelf of your local Wally World all mushy and discolored. Side note… is it just me or does Wally World have the worst produce? I cannot shop for fruits and vegetables there… It’s like they had kids in Africa pick the produce in the year 1999 and then made them walk pulling a cart of vegetables to America… finally arriving in the year 2011 with their wilted cart. Eh… spray them things down with a bit of formaldehyde and they’ll be totes fine!
Meanwhile, back on the farm. I attended the local Farmer’s Market this past Saturday… of course, there wasn’t much produce ready to be picked this early in the season, but there were a few things:
The sign says “No Dogs Allowed,” but you can be sure my pitbull was standing in line at the pastry booth!
Lettuce for $2… they didn’t have any of the chocolate-covered lettuce leaves… I done already asked. I love to lick the chocolate off and throw the leaf in the gar-ba-jay (that’s the fancy way of saying crud catcher).
More non-chocolate-covered greenery!
They had a band for the entertainment… who knew!? I was just enjoying watching the dancing underarm hair chics on the other side of the park!
I didn’t come away with much… some snow peas and some sugar snap peas, and a loaf of bread. Madre went and bought out the supply of cilantro… My FAVORITE… NOT! But, you can be sure I’ll be going again… especially when tomatoes ripen and corn on the cob is in style! Mmmmm… fresh produce!
Question of the Day: Do you have a farmer’s market in your area? If so, what do you go to buy?