scenes from a farmers market, 2011 edition

Week #20
of our 2011 Project 52*
(*give or take a week here and there for vacations)
This month's theme is...yellow!

For a while now, I've been waiting for our local farmer's market to open for the season.  There's nothing like fresh fruits and veggies grown locally - literally from farm to table within the same day.  I've written about one of our weekly visits in 2010, and this year boasts of the same tried and tested vendors (and produce) plus a few delightful additions.

Pomelos --- I haven't seen one of these in ages.  At $1.50 I had to buy more than one.  These turned out to be a pleasant addition to my fruit repertoire.  We also bought cherries and strawberries.  A lot.

My first born and I ventured out to the plant vendor and found some interesting ones to take home.  Last year, we bought tons of lavender plants and my daughter picked out a few flowering plants.  I am pleased to say that the plants we bought survived a rainy winter and are still thriving in our backyard. So, this year we allowed ourselves a few new additions.  These babies caught our eye.

There were a lot more jewelry oriented vendors this time around.  As I wanted through other stalls, I was drawn to these handmade creations.

And the food vendors were just out there.  Had a difficult time choosing what to have for breakfast  -- scones from Sweetie Pies?  Apricot buns from ABC Bakery?

We decided on ... crepes for breakfast.  Not the egg and ham kind, though.   Nu-ban (nutella + banana + whipped cream) served by a French chef early on a Saturday morning is just the perfect set-up for a relaxing weekend.  That and maybe a strawberry chocolate crepe.

And while the kids and the Hunk finished their "breakfast" I wandered off to purchase organic free range boneless skinless chicken from this wonderful lady.  Her hat says it all...

Looking forward to another trek to the market this weekend!

Have a great weekend folks!


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