Our Local Farmers Market

Fresh ProduceToday's post includes the requisite photo of our haul from the farmers market. Just about every vegan blog we read has had at least one post and photo on the subject, including ours! When we last wrote about the farmers market it was January. Things were a little sparse. We were able to get lettuce, onions, potatoes, and bell peppers. And, of course, we had an abundance of oranges and tangerines to choose from. But that was about it. Not that we're complaining, mind you. It's wonderful to be able to get fresh produce all year long, and we know how lucky we are.

Well that's not the case today. Summer's bounty is in full flush. There is so much wonderful produce to choose from we have to restrain ourselves. After all, it's just the two of us most of the time, and we're not buying this food to feed our compost pile.

It's the fruit that's most exciting at the moment. The strawberries have been at their peak for the last two weeks, so we've been getting a half a flat a week (that's six pints). Jane has a cherry addiction, and when they get black like this she can barely contain herself. So we bought two pints of cherries, and we had to get some of the white nectarines at our favorite fruit stand. Yum

Since, we can't live on fruit alone, we also picked up some asparagus and artichokes, tomatoes, onions and lettuce, lettuce, lettuce. We were actually a little light on the veggies this week as we've got some socializing to do, but all in all, it's a pretty good haul.

If you're looking to find your local farmers market, or what's in season in your neck of the woods, we've got links to that information on our Vegan Resources Page under general information.


  1. They are! We don’t bother doing anything with them at this time of year. We just wash them and eat them straight from the bowl. In another week or so, when they won’t be as good, Jane will start incorporating them into fruit salad, or make things to accompany them (macadamia nut cream). But we eat them like crazy for this two-three week stretch.

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