I'm happy to say, we set an all-time record on Saturday morning. The Brazos Valley Farmers' Market hosted a total of 31 vendors, the largest single day vendor count in the market's 20 year history. How cool is that?
Of course there were tons of goodies - fruits, veggies, eggs, honey, and crafts. The range of seasons is what's really impressive. We still had some leftovers from the winter seasons, like potatoes, onions, and cabbage; on top of the latest summer goodies like corn, cucumber, tomatoes, and squash. How can you beat that variety?
The local diet here at home is mostly coming out of our backyard: green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, chard, collards, lambs-quarter, onions, sage, and basil. I also have a pantry full of all-local corn, tomatoes, soups, rice, honey, and pinto beans. So, I didn't need much at the farmers' market this week and yet I still ended up with loads of goodies (some of which were generous gifts from friends): red potatoes, a super ripe humongous tomato, plums, white eggplant, peaches, a dozen eggs, whole wheat flour, and two different kinds of puppy cookies.
Of course, I have plans for each and every one of these goodies. Last week, it was blueberry pancakes, stir-fries, corn on the cob, fresh garden salads, and homemade crackers with veggie dip. So what will it be this week? Stay tuned for this week's Market to Table post to find out! In the meantime, Happy (and mindful) eating!
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