Farm Fresh Diary

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I love my (mostly) weekly trips to my local farmers' market.  Most Saturdays I wake up around 8:30am, roll out out of bed, pull on a pair of pants, throw my hair into a ponytail, and head out the door between 8:45 and 9. Five minutes later, I'm meandering through the Grand Lake Farmers' Market and visiting my favorite vendors. 

Summer is especially special because the market is brimming with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, strawberries, and more. 

The market is great during the winter months because it's brimming with hearty greens, root veggies, and citrus. I especially love the heirloom carrots that you can't readily get from the grocery store.

Bread, pastries, and sweet goodies are always in season. 

I have to admit that living in California affords me the luxury of agricultural seasons that are not as starkly defined as in other parts of the U.S. Regardless, I appreciate how the market reflects the change in seasons, especially since there is always something great at the farmers' market. I always come home with tasty produce and I always have a good time doing so...just as long as I get there and back before it gets too crowded.

July 2, 2011
May 7, 2011
April 16, 2011
April 9, 2011
March 26, 2011
February 26, 2011
February 19, 2011
February 12, 2011
February 5, 2011  
January 15, 2011
December 18, 2010
December 4, 2010 (posted December 11)
November 20, 2010
November 6, 2010
October 30, 2010
October 23, 2010
October 14, 2010
October 9, 2010
October 2, 2010