I love going to our local Farmer’s Market!
Ah, just to stroll down the walk way of all of the farmer’s booths.
Then to look, smell, and even sometimes sample their beautiful bountiful harvests is delightful to me.
It’s also a favorite place for locals to gather. It’s really a community building activity just go and support your local farmers and businesses. Hey, there ain’t nothing bad about that.
Look! Some teacher friends of mine I ran into!
Being inspired of what I will cook tonight is also another advantage for me!
I like to heading out early to catch a glimpse of the freshest and most delicious foods of the season.
There is always something unique that I don’t have or can’t grow and then there’s the whole other realm of booths.
The fresh baked breads and pastries and fresh farm made cheeses is one of the many things I look forward to picking up to bring home for a special meal or charcuterie board I might be making for us to nosh on before a meal.
One of the other great things I look forward to at our farmer’s market is the fresh nut booth. I mean it’s the best in this area and especially almonds! In California and even in the central valley area we are the almond capital of the world. Talk about delicious! There are many flavored nuts to purchase or sample here too. Or just to pick up some for one of my favorite recipes Almond Pesto Pasta! Yum!
Along with the shopping and perusing of the delicious fresh food booths of all kinds there’s also fun local entertainment. I so enjoy the small local bands playing sweet old tunes to hum along to as the people stroll by.
It truly is a wonderful celebration of a town’s community no matter how big or small.
Oh I can’t forget how wonderful California Olive oil is here too! And my favorite is by Sciabica, a locally grown and manufactured olive oil here in the central valley of California.
I love almost all varieties of olive oil for different recipes and uses, but my absolute favorite for dipping and flavor is the Sevillano blend. You truly should go and sample it for your self, they have such a great variety!
I also love to support local business and to chat with the actual farmers. They are always so warm and friendly and willing to give you helpful tips. It’s just fun to shop and enjoy yourself in an outdoor market that’s located in the downtown area, heart of our city.
Just look at these delicious looking figs! Aren’t they gorgeous?
So now I think I’ll take my bounty home because I just about have the makings for a bit of snacking and I have to say, I am very hungry!
Now all I need is a glass of wine and we’re set for snacks in the garden. Hmmm, maybe hubby might grill something yummy tonight!
Do you have a Farmer’s Market you like to visit? If so, please share what you love about it. Until next time, I hope you can head out to your own Farmer’s Market. There’s probably one tomorrow!