Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday's Farmer's Market -on Sunday

We are continuing with lovely cool mornings. One would never know it is July in Kentucky, where most mornings it feels like you're walking into a sauna when going out the front door. I have fond memories of the summer of 2005, I think it was. So much less humid and fewer 90 degree days. This summer make take over as a favorite temperature-wise. We should break an all time record of having NO days in the 90's in July. It has never happened here in recorded history. Amazing.
Now, on to food! Jim had two recipes in his pocket this week, one for Watermelon Gazpacho and one for Fish Tacos. I headed to Happy Jack's right off the bat. He has been my favorite vendor this year. And today was no different. He had great looking green beans, seedless watermelon, a load of heirloom tomatoes (remember I am a tomato snob- I didn't even LIKE tomatoes until maybe four years ago when I had my first Mr. Stripey), and will you look at those potatoes? I got a quart-sized box full, as full as I could fill it, for $1.00! I don't know why I didn't buy boxes for everyone I know. We have loved his potatoes, all colors, this year. What a treat! We picked up a jalapeno and poblano pepper, too. Where is my little red wagon when I need it? Down to Conrad Hambley Farms where I picked up a yellow tomato and peaches.
The sunflowers were finally here! I picked up 5 for the dining room table along with another handful of Zinnias. Six ears of corn from a vendor I don't know the name of I'm sorry to say and some ground buffalo finished up our purchases. We headed to Sweet and Savory today and grabbed a table outside to enjoy the morning.
Tonight we are going to the 100 Mile Potluck! Doesn't that sound yummy? I'm sure a post and pictures will be coming soon. I'm off to help Jim with the Watermelon Gazpacho for tonight.


donna said...

The whole idea of localvores is appealing. Did you and Jim bring home an award for the Watermelon Gazpacho? Someone as tiny as you are can't be eating all those potatoes. Here's hoping this comment appears.

ArtCricket2 said...

It did appear! We didn't get an award, even though it was one of the most tasty dishes. I eat a lot of potatoes! All my Jazzercizing saves me.

Lindalou said...

I love the idea of the local grown pot luck. What a cool thing.

We are having a very cool summer as well. Very unusual, but I'm not complaining.