Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Return of the Downtown Farmer's Market

Today was the first day of the 2010 Farmer's Market season. I have been counting down the days for the market since January. At 7 this morning John & I were in the car headed downtown to get our Farmer's Market on.
John has been telling everyone that he was not looking forward to getting up early on a Saturday for the Farmer's Market. I don't believe him. Everyone loves the Farmer's Market - especially after a stop at Java Joe's for a cup of coffee.

There are a lot of local veggies at the market already. Onions, asparagus, spinach, and lettuce are all in. I plan to buy most of my veggies at farmer's markets this year. I picked up some asparagus and plan to sauté it in a little bit of soy sauce and olive oil for lunch tomorrow.

After picking up hot dogs, sausage, and bacon (oh, how I have missed buying directly from Cleverly Farms) we headed on to pick up some breakfast. It was at breakfast where I discovered my new farmer's market love - Gooners. Gooners are crab rangoons, but instead of crab there is another tasty treat. they have bacon and jalapeño, cherry, and my personal favorite - peanut butter. Its like fried, crunchy peanut butter frosting that is dipped in strawberry jam. I don't care how far I have to run to burn these off - I will be having them every week they are at the market.

I am so glad the market is open again. It is the highlight of my weekend May-October. We're celebrating the opening of the market by grilling hotdogs (for me), and hamburgers topped with chipotle goat cheese (for John - the goat cheese was one of his purchases).


Liz said...

First of all, the photo of John is super cool.

Secondly -- gooners sound so interesting! I'd totally try them if I could.

Happy Market Day!

essjay said...

Ha! Kara & I had the peanut butter Gooners too and they are delicious!!! Sorry we missed you down there but it was so insane! I had trouble getting up in the morning but the market is so worth the loss of sleep! Shane loves the Cleverly Farm's bacon but is sad that they've stopped carrying the pepper bacon.