Stocking Up at the Farmer’s Market

We didn’t make it to the farmer’s market last week, so today, we really really needed to go! And we had last week’s budget to spend as well as this week’s!

Needless to say, we had fun at the market.

First, we ordered crepes from Crepe Creations for The Picky Eater and the adults. Ham and swiss and lemon and sugar. Yumm! It is never good to shop on an empty stomach. Sadly this is their last week until May.  Boy, May seems really really far away.

While waiting for the crepes, I shopped at our favorite produce stand (Penn Farms) and stocked up for the week:

  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • 2 onions
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • spring onions
  • potatoes
  • a bunch of carrots
  • and an amazingly large head of red leafed lettuce!
This veggie stock up was followed by a detour to the Virginia Chocolate Factory to get some strawberry jam…
This is why it is impossible to shop at the grocery store anymore.

After our crepes, we stopped at Smith Meadows Farms and got the bacon we dream of during the week. And after perusing what was available, we decided to get some lamb bones for soup.

A quick walk around the corner, and a stop at Mother Earth Mushrooms, to pick up our box of mixed mushrooms.

Followed by a visit to …. to pick up a daikon radish, some black radishes (which we tried to grow, but failed at), and another green radish to adorn our salads this week, and a small bag of mixed greens to supplement our large large red lettuce head.

Phew, our bags are starting to get heavy at this point.  But, we need bread and cheese and to consider the apple orchard.

So, on we went. A stop at Atwater’s for a baguette and pumpernickel raisin.

A stop at Blue Ridge Dairy for greek yogurt and fresh ricotta (for that gnocchi that we WILL make this week!).

And we wandered over to the side of the market we rarely purchase from with a visit to Stachowskis. Having been introduced to this chautercie by The Eldest, we wanted to see what other options were available. We left with duck sausage and bratwurst. And really enjoyed the interaction of the proprieter, Jaime, with the market crowd.

A quick stop by Valentine’s Country Market … to get eggs!

And then it was time to head home.

But, we are well stocked for the week.

Lamb soup, gnocchi, sausages, sauteed mushrooms, lots of salad, curried cauliflower are on the menu options this week…okay, I’m hungry already.


One Comment to “Stocking Up at the Farmer’s Market”

  1. Yum!! Shopping at the grocery store is just nowhere near as satisfying as this!!

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