Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our first Farmer's Market Saturday!

We've been a little late getting to the St. Paul Farmer's Market this season because of the abundance of veggies we get through our CSA each week. However, we were getting low on chicken, wanted to start buying milk from a dairy farmer, and the kids ate all the radishes before I got any. So, to market we went. We got there around 10:00 and it was really packed. Parking was tough, but there's a free lot just to the east of the market on E. 5th and Broadway that usually has some spots if you have some patience.

If you are looking for plants to add to your own veggie garden, please consider the market. I saw every herb imaginable, tomato plants (from seedlings to huge potted monsters complete with cages) rhubarb plants, blueberry bushes, squash, well, just about everything including flowers and vines.
Our first stop was the Lovetree Farmstead Cheese stand. They have goat's milk cheese that you MUST try and they always have samples of their cheeses available for you to try. We always make a few laps around to see what grabs our attention and there were certainly some gorgeous veggies this morning. We immediately bought some snow pea pods then spent the rest of the morning snacking on them as we found our chicken and eggs, milk, radishes, onions, bean sprouts, and tomatoes (hot house grown from someone in Wisconsin. We were weak. We couldn't resist.) Then, we bought the kids some kettle corn, dropped the food off at home, and spent the rest of the morning at the park. DH has a pork loin smoking in the grill that we're having with grilled asparagus, grilled onions, and Trader Joe's Harvest Grain Blend made with the saute greens blend from our CSA. Can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. i'm so glad mike posted your link...and if its alright can i be adopted by you guys? lol
    this sounds heavenly. here in boston i'm just waiting for california nectarines because all we have are herbs asparagus and last years fruits *sigh*
    i need to check out your CSA blog as i'm not sure what the heck that is..but it sounds awesome if its keeps you full of veggies while spring is still around...