"Just like Grandma's!"
"What in the heck is that?!"
These are just a few of the things I said while at the Faribault farmers market, or soon after the walk back home. Yesterday's farmers market visit was most definitely a good one.
I came out with a surprisingly good haul. I may not have to go back to the grocery store for any supplemental produce at all this week. The farmers market plus my own edible garden should provide everything I need. Hooray!
So what did I get?
1 loaf of poppy seed bread
1 large bell pepper
1 jar of peach salsa
1 heavy bag of red potatoes
1 bunch of carrots
1 tube of butterscotch lip balm
1 bag of rainbow swiss chard
2 cucumbers (one is the size of my forearm!)
3 pounds of apples
6 cookies from Kristi's Cravings (Doesn't really matter which kind... all of her cookies are yummy!)
Not pictured: a small, handmade headband for my daughter. I've been needing to get a headband for her for a while.
Huge haul, right?
My market haul was even better than I expected. I didn't need to buy eggs today, so I had a little money to buy something that I normally wouldn't. That's why there's lip balm, a non-food item, on my list. It won't be long before I need to get some, and how can I say no to a handmade blend, knowing this?
Yep. I totally bought it. After putting some on to test it, I knew I made the right decision. Not only was it tasty, but 1 1/2 hours later my lips were still soft (and that's after I licked them like crazy!).
The peach salsa wasn't something I had planned on, but the salsa ladies gave me a sample, and... wow. It was... wow. If you ever get the chance to try peach salsa, do it. I truly didn't expect to like it so much!
The apples were absolutely delicious, and worth every penny I paid. Firm and extremely sweet, with just a hint of tartness, probably due to their small size.
But what was my ultimate treasure this visit?
An heirloom eggplant. Yep! That's what that picture above is. I had to ask, because I had no clue what I was looking at. I purchased the smallest one (which is still a decently large size), because my husband isn't a big fan of eggplant. Being an heirloom variety, though, there's a chance that the taste will be slightly different from normal, just as the color and shape are. Cross your fingers for me!
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