Farmers Markets Sell Things Besides Kettle Corn and Pastries and I Intend to Find Out What.

Every Saturday morning in the summer, I wake up with the intention of going to the farmers market to hunt down some fresh produce to throw into the coming week’s meal plan. The moments after I wake up tend to go one of two ways.

 

Option A

I go to the farmers market, but with zero plan and no idea of what I am looking for. Then I see baked goods and that is what I’m always looking for. And I leave the market with less money, more scones, and zero swiss chard.

 

Option B

Oops.

 

So I’m trying a new thing, but also trying to be realistic about what I am capable of in the early hours of the weekend. All the Saturdays in July are going to go one of two ways.

 

Option A

I go to the farmers market with zero plan and zero idea of what I am looking for. Then I look for something weird I have never cooked with that also grows out of the ground and I buy it. Then I see baked goods and buy them because YOLO.

 

Option B

I still sleep in but I also still manage to get my tired ass to the farmers market. Shit is open until 11am.

 

I got this.

 

What I am trying to say is, I will see you guys this week for What Thing Did I Find At The Farmers Market And Attempt To Cook With Little Knowledge Wednesday Or Something. That is a working title. I will wake up tomorrow and buy a thing, figure out how I want to prepare it and with what, then I will post recipes if it worked out nicely and hilarious anecdotes if it did not. If you have a generous spirit and know something about a vegetable and are also indoors on this fine Independence Day because your child would be a raging bull if you kept them up late enough for fireworks, I would very much appreciate a nudge or suggestion for something to look for tomorrow morning so I don’t actually come home with swiss chard. Unless swiss chard is good? I don’t know things.

 

This post was brought to you by the jackass at Wegman’s who never stocks my damn broccoli florets steamer bags and is forcing me to broaden my horizons because broccoli cuts are disgusting YOU JERK.

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2 thoughts on “Farmers Markets Sell Things Besides Kettle Corn and Pastries and I Intend to Find Out What.

  1. Let me know if you figure out the Farmer’s Market Perfect Thing To Buy That Is So Much Better Than The Grocery Store Because I Want To Be The Cool Mom Who Shops At The Farmer’s Market thing.

    I always spend two hours walking around and leave with a pineapple.

    1. I never get as far as produce, so my hat’s off to you. I don’t think we are going to end up trading out any of the produce we normally get weekly from the grocery store. But seasonal stuff, special weird stuff, and anything that looks particularly yummy will be the goals.

      We went this morning and I bought some fava beans to experiment on, and we happened to run out of onions this morning so we grabbed those, too.

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