Thursday, June 20, 2013

Farmers Markets are more about the tattoos and balloons.

Market season is here. Yesterday we went to our first market.
We only sell what is in season and what grows at the farm...which is the way it should be!

In our area that means many varieties of greens.
Spinach, different kinds of lettuce, kale, swiss chard, arugula, and a new addition this year,
Quelites. {also called Lamb's Quarter, goose feet or wild spinach} It's actually a very healthy weed! :)
We had radishes, onions and kohlrabi too.

Strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus are also some of the in season produce ready now.
If you're buying peaches, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, watermelon, corn....etc,
sorry, but you're being tricked by that "local farmer". ;) None of that is ready for harvest quite yet.

My girls love going to the markets. To help like their big brothers? Sort of.
They make change and pack orders for customers.
But the real reason they love them? The balloons, free popcorn and butterfly tattoos. ;)

Always a long line at RCJuggles.
His balloon creations (as well as his juggling skills) are AMAZING!

This was the favorite of mine yesterday. ^^^
My girls chose butterfly wings and a mushroom...also adorable,
but I really wanted to take home an octopus! Haha.

Busy day much laundry, grocery store, gardens to be worked in, granola to be made, weeds to be pulled and cousins sleeping over. Off to accomplish.

Happy day to you.


  1. what farmers market do you sell at? would love to come by! :-)

  2. Oh, I would LOVE to live nearby and come visit you at the market each week and stock up on REAL fresh food for the week!! Plus, markets have such a great feel to them - so festive and fun, and I loved getting to know the vendors when I'd go to market while in Pennsylvania!

    Happy catch-up day!

  3. That is the cutest bunch of radishes I have ever seen! :)

  4. So much preciousness! LOVE that mushroom balloon! Thanks for reminding me again to be careful about farmer's markets.
    Praying for your strength and endurance during these busy days!

    PS. I'm blogging on here now! Stop on by when you can.

    Happy Friday!

  5. I always enjoy your farmer's market posts and the pictures of the yummy summer salads you make!
    Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!