Monday, July 27, 2009

Trip to the Farmer's Market

At my friend Mary's suggestion, I met her at the St. Matthews Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Wow, was I in for a treat! It was the largest farmer's market I've been to and the variety of items offered was amazing. I saw lots of different fruits and veggies that you just don't see at Kroger. It was fun to talk to the growers and ask them questions.

I ended up purchasing some fresh flowers, kettle corn, zucchini bread, yellow and white corn and some peaches. Mary bought her weekly supply of heirloom tomatoes! There were cooking demos, live music and omelets made while you wait. There were Amish rugs, lots of breads, herbs and flowers, honey, granola, gelato, cupcakes, etc.

Everyone knows I am a big fan of buying local and buying handmade. I get a good feeling when I buy from a local farmer, much the same way I love supporting artists on etsy.

If you haven't been to a local Farmer's Market, try to check one out this weekend. Here is their link if you want to learn more about this particular location. Remember to get there early!


ChezChani said...

I could go to a local Farmer's Market but it will be NOTHING like yours. Except there will be kettle corn.

Auroras_Garden said...

I wanna go! I need to go out there this weekend and check it out. I have heard a lot about it.

I think if you cant grow your own, its best to buy them straight from the farmer, its nice to talk to the guy that grew the stuff you eat, ya know. Farmers markets are fun you never know what you may find there! I went to the one on Bardstown Rd once and it was great. I got some tuberoses and they were wonderful!