Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Farmers Market

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is shop at the local Farmers Market.  Here are the sights that greeted me this morning.


Cilantro.  I bought  a couple of plants to grow in pots.   I love making guacamole during the summer.

Honey and soap.

Some of the first veggies of spring.

Pie.  The kids are home this weekend, so I picked up an apple pie to have with dinner.

The rest of the pictures are from visits to outdoor markets in other cities.
We love to visit the markets, no matter where we are.
Childhood toys  ,  Red Rat and Blue Bear accompanied my sister and I to this flower stall in NE.
(My sister may have taken this picture.  I honestly don't remember anymore.)

Bountiful vegetables.

My daughter choosing a handful of zinnias from a market in NE.

One of my nieces and Mr. Garden checking out the produce at a market in MO.  
This was one of the hottest day of the year, and we were melting!

My friend picking out a few delicious treats at a market in WA.

Laurie is hosting Favorite Things Saturday.  Please visit her blog to see all the other wonderful favorite posts!


  1. What a wonderful place to spend a morning! Great pictures ... thanks for taking us there too.

  2. I love famer's markets! The vegetables and flowers are always the freshest, and the home baked goods so tempting.

    You have a lovely family!

  3. Can't think of a better way to spend a Sat. morning. I love that you and your sister took your childhood friends to the market. I haven't made the River Market here in KC yet this year. Seems to rain every Sat. but I am anxious to go.

  4. Farmers markets are the best. We don't get too many but what we have are great.

  5. We love to go to farmers markets as well! During the summer we go to the mennenite farmers market and get great organic veggies. I love the flowers in your photos, i grow zinnias and love them....they have such vivid colors! I look forward to summer when the markets are all open.

  6. I wish we had those. Those scallions look so healthy!
    Cathy at Wives with Knives has a booth at the farmers market near her in Oregon. I love when she takes us with her via camera like you did!
    Have a great Sunday!

  7. OH it all looks so GREAT!!! I wish I had been there with you. The flowers!!! The soap table!!!!
    The pies and all the veggies and fruits...Looks SO fun...
    Now I shall have to make an effort to go before summer gets here.
    Thanks for all the great pics and inspiration to go to a Farmer's Market! HUGS

  8. Great markets. Love seeing all the produce.

  9. I love the atmosphere at a Farmers Market, and you have captured that atmosphere in a lot of locations. Great photos. Made me want to get to the nearest Farmers Market! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

  10. Thanks for sharing. I love going to the farmers' market. The big one here is open, but I will wait til some of the new/local stuff comes in.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  11. Great post....I never seem to find time to get to the Farmer's Market but that looked so fun....this summer may just be the time to make time. The cilantro made my mouth is one of my all time favorite smells!! it!! Thanks for sharing those great pics...;0)

  12. I stopped by our Saturday Market this morning on my way to work. Wonderful!! Thank you so much for visiting me for my first Pink Saturday post. I really appreciate your kind words!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Wow!!! I love the farmers market, everything is so fresh and delicious, those homemade breads, pies and crafts.

  14. Hi! Are the first few pictures from the Overland Park Farmers Market?
    We don't live too far from it and we LOVE it!
    Great pictures!!!


  15. The farmers market! What fun, I only get to visit when I go out of town. I don't think I've ever seen one here in Las Vegas.

  16. What a wonderful array of farmers' markets! Great photos, too.

    I'm so glad the aluminum trays arrived safely and that you're happy with them!

  17. I love farmers markets. Hope you are having a great day xx

  18. Thanks so much for visiting me. I love farmer's markets. They have a lovely one to go to when we go Up North! Makes me want to leave and head up there!!

  19. I can't wait for our farmers market to get underway! How do you keep the cilantro from bolting once the weather gets hot? I have tried to grow it here but never had any luck once the weather turned hot.

  20. Aren't farmers' markets simply wonderful!

  21. Love going to the farmers market. Can't wait for ours to start up again.

  22. I love farmer's markets. That looks like the one in KC. Is that where you went? Thanks for all of your party ideas! I really appreciate it.

  23. Were you in Omaha visiting relatives?

  24. What a lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! That market is so nice ...

    Greetings, Carolien


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