My sisters have been telling me about a local farmer's market for the past year. Saturday was my chance to get there myself!
I took my new market basket, recently gleaned (and subsequently cleaned) from a neighbor's trash):Despite the rain, there were still quite a few vendors:
I could not resist a few of these stunning eggplants:
Isn't it all so beautiful!
Here's what I ended up with: 2 cucumbers, 3 zucchinis, 1 pint of tomatoes, a pile of greenbeans, 2 eggplants and a bag of sugar snap peas. It cost $9.50 which I thought was good for a farmer's market, maybe a bit steep for Walmart. However, the beans tasted SO much better than those from the supermarket.
On the way home, driving behind this, I said to myself:
"Heather, you really do live with one foot in the country." Although we live in a new housing development, we are mostly surrounded by cornfields, wildflowers and barns. I often thank the Lord for the blessing of living close to this kind of beauty. And, it is also a blessing to be close enough to a large city to enjoy its benefits as well. You would think I'd be perfectly content and never find myself wishing for more of one or the other. :)
Now that I've been to the market once, I'm eager to go again. My calendar says this won't be possible for quite awhile, but there's always hope. :)