Saturday, July 30, 2011

Farmers market 7/30 and the winner is.....

Congratulations to Anne A-winner of the rubber stamp set and whatever ends up in the envelope with it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Beth, no way wouuld you get such good deals at the Farmers Market on the west coast. It's been a long time since we exchanged ATCs. I Need new rubber. Too bad you didn't join us in the Ampersand rolodex swap. Suzanne came up with a good one: Black & White & Re(a)d all over. Pick me, pick me. XXX. Anne A.

Thanks to all who commented on my 400th post.
I hope you enjoy using the stamps, Anne!

Now, on to the 401st and the haul from the farmers market and a bit about dinner at a new restaurant.

Today's haul!
It was a great day to go to the market. The overcast skies were inviting and provided a reprieve from the sweltering heat of late.  We needed lots of items. First stop was for heirloom tomatoes! I got a variety today-Mr. Stripey, Cherokee Purple and a pink German one. Bruscetta tonight or tomorrow night. Yum.

Ok, my blogspot isn't letting me do what I want so, inserted is a commercial for Harvest, a relatively new restaurant located downtown. It is "farm to fork" and so yummy!  Our omelet guys started it and it is getting rave reviews. Jim and I went with my sister, her friend, Jon, and Mom this week. I love the decor, the tables which are big hunks of wood, and the pictures on the wall- big photos of the farmers! There is also a map of the area on which the farms are marked and photos of the farmers. I look forward to a lot of good meals there.

Mom and Mary Ann

Mary Ann's pork, grits and carrots

My fried chicken and spoon bread 

I have been craving green bean potato salad so that is on Mr. Jim's menu tonight along with bison burgers. Our chicken guy will be away from the market next weekend so a whole chicken was needed. I also got a dozen jumbo eggs and am making egg muffins today for the week.

These jumbo eggs are beautiful!

Had to go back to these!

Green beans and red potatoes

bruschetta makings

I'm still captivated with the texture of these

for the carnivores


The blackberries were wonderful last week along with the peaches in a crisp so I think a small one will be whipped up tomorrow. Jim doesn't eat sweets much so it will be all mine!

I went back to sunflowers this week and that had a bunch of them! I may get the pretty brown petaled ones next time. Cabbage, cucumbers (I love cucumber sandwiches!) and a box of little pears round out this weeks selections. I had an omelet, of course, prepared by Brent who is home from doing his Masters degree and getting ready to go back to teaching.

picked at 9 last night

white peaches

The corn was picked 12 hours prior to our purchase. Doesn't get much fresher than that unless you grow it yourself!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Amy Knopf said...

Mom, this week's bounty is AMAZING! I love the sunflowers, but those hydrangeas you got last week were beautiful too! Can't wait to go with you in 2 short weeks!

Yogi said...

those sunflowers look fabulous. I can't believe how much you look like your mother. That restaurant sound yum.

Have fun making those star folded cards... Use thin cardstock or even paper because the layers make it quite thick and a little harder to fold one flap under the other to keep it closed.

Sue said...

I highly recommend the burger at Harvest- best I have ever had.