Thursday, August 20, 2009

Farmers Market - can't say enough good things about it!

It's hands-down one of our favorite places to go during the summer and early fall. Stinky is usually really good. We start our trips off with a ride on the trolley, which makes it feel like an 'event' rather than just a trip to the store.
Today was pretty hot, and he held still so well for the face painting, we decided a shaved ice was in order. We split it three ways quite happily. Other favorite treats there include the pretzels, and fresh kettle corn. We also made our way into the Children's Museum, which opens for free on market days.
I've mentioned that Stinky will usually eat the veggies we let him pick out. Today he wanted garlic and scallopped squash. He also managed to get us a free lemon cucumber just for usign his nice manners with the farmers there.
We ended the trip by picking up some flowers for one of WBH's home teaching families. The bouquets you can pick up there are really something, especially when you look at the size you get for the price. The seller gave stinky a spare stem, and he ran with it to the nearest lady, yelling "You want to smell my flower?!"
Back on the trolley, we chatted with one of the street performers. She plays the violin every week, saving money for a bible college in England that she hoped to attend in the fall of 2010. Stinky ran out of good behavior mid-trolley ride, but when you're angelic for two hours, that can happen.
By the way, I picked up some leeks today, something I've been meaning to try. I plan to cook them with some chicken tomorrow night. Anyone else have any suggestions?


Mike Brinkerhoff said...

We've got lemon cucumbers coming out of our ears right now - LOVE them!!

I worked walking distance from the market for the past 5 years, and this year it's really weird to not have gone there at all... Cindy used to get fresh flowers every week, and I haven't had one of the Teriyaki Steak Sandwiches all year...

Maybe next Thursday I'll go down there...

balloongal said...

Way to go, Stinky.

M said...

Real Simple has a recipe for cod with leeks and pesto--I bet chicken would work just as well...there might have also been green beans involved...but the recipe should be online at their website.