Wednesday, May 27, 2009

this little piggy went to market

Downtown Memphis has a wonderful tiny farmer's market. Recently my mom asked if I would go with her, and I jumped at the chance. We packed the car with reusable bags and headed off to see what goodies were available (after breakfast, of course). I am always up for finding new fresh ingredients to put on the table for me and the carnivore. Our first stop, and mom's first purchase was strawberries!
Since it is a very little market, the selection changes from week to week. Their website always gives a heads up for what a shopper can expect though. There a a few things that you can always count on being there. They always have organic meats. Most importantly, they always have the freshest fruits and veggies. Some I know the names of and some I don't. Some I cook with regularly and some would be a challenge for me to figure out what to do with.There are also fresh flowers and plants available. The blooms were in beautiful colors. They had everything from lovely lavender flowers to luscious green succulents in bowls and every color of pink blooms imaginable. These would pretty up any table.
They also have heavenly herbs. Had I not already planted my herb garden I would have snagged some of these myself. There were so many kinds of basil available. Who knew?
There are also some handmade thing available. My mom picked up three bars of goat's milk soap and I purchased a jar of muscadine jam (a flavor I haven't had since my great-grandmother made it when I was a little girl).All in all it was a good girls day. We got to spend some QT together and got some goodies to take home. The carnivore got to sleep in and then enjoy the fruits of my shopping. It was a win-win.

7 comments:

  1. I love the farmers market and yours looks amazing! I'm in the north and it's still early here so ours just has asparagus and flower plants right now.

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  2. farmers markets are great - outside in the sunshine and all fresh local produce, the strawberries look yummy! ill be hitting up one of the local ones here (upstate new york) on saturday - my carnivore appreciates it too. :)

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  3. Isn't Farmer's Market the very best? I ahve a listing of what is in season in MN. We have the plants, herbs, soaps, and organic meats. Strawberries in June - cannot wait. Wish all the world would support their local markets.

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  4. What lovely photographs. We don't have strawberries here yet so it was a treat to see yours.

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  5. Thanks for the great review! May we provide a snippet and link on our site?

    Memphis Farmers Market

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  6. absolutely! feel free to link back.

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  7. What a wonderful post, thanks a lot for sharing this with us!

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