Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Farmers Market is Almost Over! Nooo!

Next week is the last farmers market.  This means I'm beginning to panic.  Soon I'll lose my local, farm fresh goodness.


It's ok... it's ok...  I'll survive.  I have, after all, a plan.

::cue maniacal, crazed laughter::

I'll get back to that plan in just a bit.  First, let's talk this weekend's market.

I forgot, yet again, to replenish my cash funds after visiting The Clothes Closet.  Fortunately, since The Clothes Closet is a secondhand store, I only ended up spending five dollars.  Unfortunately, though, that meant that I only had a grand total of $15 to spend at the farmers market.

Thank goodness, then, that this is the second to last week!  

The vendors have significantly reduced their prices, since they need to sell as much as possible in order to not go into food storage overload, or worse, have food that won't have a chance to get eaten in time.

Unfortunately, many of the vendors weren't there.  My beloved salsa ladies weren't there, and neither was Kristi from Kristi's Cravings.  I still managed to do a pretty good job of getting what I needed, however.

So what did I get?

  • 1 bag of peppermint chip brownies (How can you say no to that?)
  • 1 dozen yummy, yummy organic, cage-free eggs
  • 1 small winter squash
  • 1 medium, perfectly shaped pumpkin (I totally paid one dollar for it!  Score!!!)
  • 1 bag of potatoes
  • 1 bag of carrots
  • 1 Asian pepper (it's hiding behind the jalapenos on the right side)
  • 1 mini pumpkin pie (Can you say "dessert tonight"?  Yum!)
  • 1 yogurt/berry muffin
  • 2 mini pumpkins
  • 4 cayenne peppers, and
  • 10 jalapenos

As you can imagine, I'm near to bursting with joy!

Of course, as I mentioned earlier, the farmers market is nearly over for the season.  If you live in the Faribault area, you really want to be sure to get there next Saturday (The 27th).  Don't miss out on your fresh, local food supply!

I know I'll be there!

And if you live somewhere else, check to see what your farmers markets' dates are - some even stay around all year long!  How awesome is that?!

I also mentioned that I was in a mild state of panic.  I realized that the end of the farmers market also meant the end of...

Farm Fresh Eggs!!!

Naturally, I asked those vendors whose eggs I preferred about whether or not they may have eggs during the winter.  I really, really don't want to lose that!

I'll be honest... it felt like I was back in high school, self consciously talking to my latest crush:

"And I really, really like you...  So here's my number, and well, if you could call, that would be cool.  But if not, well, I can totally understand, and I mean, no pressure or anything.  Just, you know... call me. Please?"


Total high school crush.

Who knew I'd ever go through that again?  But that's just so awesome it is to have farm fresh eggs.  One more weekend, and I'll be completely hoping that I'll be lucky enough to get a call from one of the egg vendors.

How cool would that be?!


  1. Your farmer's market finds always look so delicious! What are some of your favorite ways to cook the things you buy? I'd be interested in some of your recipes.

  2. You know? You may have just given me a way to soothe the pains of losing my farmers market for the winter!

    Perhaps my recipe for canned salsa... mmMMMmm... The pumpkin will be decorated for Halloween without being carved. That way, I can puree it for recipes. That is, unless I fry it using a recipe I found last year. I believe it originated from the UK. Then, of course, there are roasted pumpkin seeds - my favorite!

    Amanda, you have completely made my morning with this comment! Thank you!