Buying fresh local tomatoes, lettice, green onions, and local fruits is always at the top of the list for my Saturday Morning venture to the Alexandria Farmers Market. There has been a public market on the square in front of city hall on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia for 200 years. I love seeing the vendors and the crowd, I like supporting local and semi-local farmers (some of them drive 100 miles to get here.)
There are also a couple of bakeries that sell at the market every weekend. Mirabel's has the most amazing bread, fresh, local, sometimes still warm from the oven. And there are a couple of pastry vendors, I have a favorite. My weekly indulgence in tasty pastry. If you are here on a Saturday morning, I will bring back extras.
I love going to the market. I go once during the week and most time Saturdays. Nothing like fresh produce and baked goods and meats. I also like the sense of community seeing the same people week in and week out.ReplyDelete
I have favorite vendors, and one's I avoid. Sadly the Egg man hasn't returned. My pastry lady (and her son) were out last weekend, she warned me the week before.Delete
My mouth is watering. Y’all come back now, y’heayah?ReplyDelete
I hope yesterdays post didn't leave a certain song in your head,Delete
What a luscious looking tart and it looks so low fat and sugar.ReplyDelete
But how different are we? Lettice for lettuce? ? Green onions? Surely brown or purple.
Green onions are a variety that is mature when tiny, and the most of the green stalk is edible. Spelling, we keep hoping the rest of the world will figure out what a tire is.Delete
We hit up our local farmer's market every weekend and love getting the fresh produce and baked goods, and helping out local farmers and small businesses.ReplyDelete
Peaches last weekend, and tomatoes, and pickling cucumbers, fresh dill.Delete
Looks delicious! I'll take one!ReplyDelete
I'll pick them up in the morning.Delete
If I had such nearby I would shop there every time I can.ReplyDelete