Our Local Farmers Type Market

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PurpleChicken, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We have a market 3 towns south of us that has the best deals
    and selection of fruits and vegies. Me and Drumstick like to go
    there and go "On a Mission". I say that because it is usually busy.

    The ethnic diversity is amazing. A lot of Indian, Spanish and Asian
    people go there for specialty items. It's fun to look at their carts for
    ideas and we usually get some. People actually smile at one another and
    even talk to each other. Amazing. I know these places are popular on the
    west coast but they are hard to find here.

    This is our list from today:

    1 Honeydew
    2 Canaloupe
    3 Nectarines
    12 Various pears, including some reds yummm
    12 Various apples
    5 limes
    3 lemons
    4 Bags Carrots
    2 Stalks of celery
    8 Baby cucumbers
    3 Pounds onions
    2 Huge Spanish onions
    2 bags radishes
    2 heads of leafy lettuce
    1 head kale
    1 head escarole
    5 pounds potatoes
    12 Plum tomatoes ($.99 lb)
    8 Vine tomatoes (1.69 lb)
    3 Bags nuts in the shell (maybe 1 lb each)
    2 Fresh Ginger roots
    1 Bunch Parsley
    I'm sure I'm forgetting something

    $39.00 (actually 38 & change)

    Who says guys don't know how to shop.

    I hope you're proud of me with this post Miss Prissy. [​IMG]
     
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Wow, what a good haul! I wish we had something like that up here right now...the only thing you'd find here would be icicles and rock hard snowballs [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Lucky you! [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice haul!
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    What is escarole?
     
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'm envious !!! I made a comment to someone a few months ago about how much I missed the farmers market in a nearby town (actually it's an hour drive from me so I didn't go often). That person told me there was a local one on Wednesday afternoon.

    I thought no wonder I didn't know about it, who the heck goes to a farmers market on a Wed, in mid day. It started and stopped all while I was at work...lol.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:It's sorta like a cross between Romaine lettuce and spinach. It's
    good in soups.

    Like spinach, it is high in calcium and other vitamins and minerals.

    Most importantly, CHICKENS LOVE IT. [​IMG]
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:They had great farmers markets in Georgia. Now most are just gimmics.

    This place just deals with volume. All the stuff is fresh because the turnover is
    so great. I tell people about it all the time. Many people know about it but
    don't go. There isn't much interest in fresh fruits and vegies cheap. Tell them
    where they can get a 9.99 prime rib or $.99 hamburger and they line up.
     
  9. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how wonderful. we don't have anything like that out here. and the one in Columbus is more for the yuppies who pay way too much for stuff, and think its 'quaint' to buy from a farmers' market. [​IMG]
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Great job. We have 3 markets around us. My favorite one is way to far though. It sounds like the one we go to though lol.
     

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