Speaking of huge, can you believe the size of that carrot? Lois Vaughn is famous at the market for her carrots, but geez louise! THAT's a carrot!
Of course, we had lots more than carrots at the market this morning. In fact, this is a wonderful time of year with summer veggies slowly wrapping up and winter veggies just entering the market. Check this out:
Veggies and Fruits: Yellow onions, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, wax beans, peanuts, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, turnips, spinach, okra, snow peas, patty pan squash, collards, kale, swiss chard, herbs, lemons, dried apples, dried cranberries
Baked Goods: yeast breads, sweet breads, cheese breads, pumpkin rolls, cookies, carrot cake, peanut brittle, dog cookies, pound cake, pies
Canned Goods: jellies, jams, relishes, pickles, salsas
Other Foods: pecans, eggs, honey, olive oil, grits, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, locally roasted coffees, hot pepper sauce
Crafts: stained glass, gourds, aprons, hats/scarves, wooden bird houses, jewelry, pillows, dolls, wallets, purses, cloth-covered books, pot holders, christmas tree ornaments, candles, decorative welded iron work
Plants: herb plants, fruit trees (including an avocado tree), decorative plants
I don't know about you, but I'm thinking "wow!" is a bit of an understatement!
Honestly, I don't know how I got out of there without buying one of everything, but with a backyard harvest of sweet potatoes, green beans, sage, basil, green onions, green peppers, broccoli, and lettuce from our own backyard, a pantry full of all-local, home canned goodies as well as local brown rice, plus some Texas grapefruit in the fridge - well, we really didn't need much.
I picked up (whether bartered for, bought, or was given...) whole wheat flour, carrots, red potatoes, lemons, dried cranberries, and two jars of pesto (the pesto was a birthday present from my friend Mike - Thanks Mike!).
All I know is that it's going to be another delicious week. Anyone hungry? We have plenty to share!
Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy (and mindful) eating!