Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter Farmers' Market

Our local farmers' market opened up for business the first Saturday in February.

I think there were about 12 stalls in all.  

And while a much smaller market than in the spring, there was still a wide variety of produce.


Hard cider



Fixings for nice stew or soup 


More onions

I know nothing about Yacon. Wikipedia says is contains "Fructooligosaccharides which taste sweet, but pass the human digestive tract unmetabolised and hence have very low caloric value. Moreover, fructooligosaccharides have prebiotic effect, meaning that they are used by "friendly" bacteria that favor colon health and digestion."

Yet more onions 


Swiss Chard

The market also included a vendor selling mushrooms, another with goat cheese, and two vendors with pork and beef. 

And just around the corner, a local cupcake shop!
Guess what we bought for dessert?


Vickie said...

What a pretty post!

Margaret said...

Oh my! You have the healthy stuff and the good stuff around the corner! Best of both worlds!

CalamityJr said...

Spring must be around the corner! Yacon seems like something we should be eating. Did you buy one so you can report back on the taste?

Pam in IL said...

All that fresh produce looks so good! I've never seen or heard of Yacon before. Hubby says he thinks it's a bacon flavored potato, lol.

I'd have gotten a cupcake for dessert too!

Melissa said...

Those fruits and vegs look wonderful. So do the cupcakes!

Giovanna said...

Nothing is more tempting than well-grown produce - enjoy!

Carol said...

I'll take one each of those dotty cupcakes--how cute!! Looks like spring is on the way, Beth :)

Chris said...

What a lovely way to spend the day.

Barb said...

What a happy post! I love the Farmer's Market-it won't be too long now! The cupcakes-yum!

Melanie said...

Completely jealous...What a great day....

Melissa said...

There are no words to describe how utterly jealous I am right now! Glad you had fun shopping ;)

Maggee said...

Yacon! Really? Did you try it? You certainly have my attention with that! Self-imposed Snow day today... Catching up on blogs! Hugs!