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Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Its been awhile since I’ve shared photos of my bounty from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.  I go each week and always manage to spend all of my money! This week was a bit nostalgic.  All the vendors have been watching my belly grow all summer.  Every week, they comment on how it’ll be any day now.   Today, I was agreeing.  Maybe this baby will be on time, come on Monday, and I’ll be back shopping for fresh veggies by the next week.  I can be optimistic, right?
I do love that in a small town, you can see the same people week after week, and watch their lives change bit by bit.  Makes me feel part the bigger moving picture of life.

This week’s bounty:


Pumpkins et les fleurs

I got this month’s  Southern Living magazine the same day I went to the farmer’s market.    At the market I got the loveliest bouquet of flowers with flowering basil in it, and a few really great ugly squash and a small pumpkin.     I arranged the flowers in a ball glass jar with the squash around it.  Instant Autumn!  I admit that it makes me happy to look at it.

I then opened up my October issue of Southern Living, expecting great fall pumpkin arrangements and what to I see but nothing original at all.  Lamer versions of what anyone with a thimble of common sense could come up with.   I’ve been thinking that I will be switching to Martha Stewart this year.

Even the recipes in Southern Living were boring and mostly meat.  One day, someone will come up with an Independent Martha Stewart-like mag that focuses on vegetarian food, farmer’s markets, thrift and vintage finds and remaking things.  For now, I have to scour  many places for ideas and usually end up going with what I thought of first.  I know there are blogs out there but I really love getting a magazine in the mail.  Right now I am really enjoying Cook’s Country and my old favorite ReadyMade, though ReadyMade is not as good as it was the first 3 years.  It’s still better than others out there.

I do heart the Carrboro Farmer’s Market

It’s Wednesday again, and that means Farmer’s market!  This week, I definitely feel like we’re edging into fall produce.  The tomatoes are on their way out and there was not a blueberry to be seen.   I indulged in some late season peaches to celebrate the end of summer.  They’ll be quite tasty with the greek yogurt that I am currently addicted to.
I also stocked my totes with: Fresh eggs, shitake mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, okra, kale, arugala, poblano peppers, peaches, spelt pitas, a sweet potato and pecan muffin and 2 cookies.
And I was unable to resist indulging in some Hot Chow Chow from the wonderful lady who also makes a delicious pepper jelly(Bonlee Grown Farm), and some Asiago Cheese by the Chapel Hill Creamery.

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