That Farmers Market Feeling
Our town hosts a local Farmer's Market every Tuesday night during the summer. We went this past week and it was just the best! The weather wasn't 1000% humidity like it normally is in the summer. It was actually a perfect night to slowly make our way through the downtown market.
Everything was so fresh and perfect! We stopped at this first stand called Salad Bar Farm. How cute is that name!? Their concept is so cool. They bag up fresh kale and lettuce and have everything you need for a good salad. We picked up some sunflower micro-greens. I tossed them into my salad yesterday and they made my salad extra nutritious and flavorful. The vender also said that they taste great in scrambled eggs! Trying that out soon.
One of the highlights of summer is getting a GIANT Lemonade from the stand with the Hydraulic Lemon Press. It's seriously the coolest (and most delicious!) way to make lemonade. Becca and I both got Strawberry Lemonade. One magical time last summer we got Peach Strawberry Lemonade. It was heaven on earth!!
I love how vibrant and colorful all of the vegetables are. I purchased some freshly dug red potatoes and cooked them up as soon as I got home. You can definitely taste the difference in a freshly dug up potato and one that's sat in the grocery store for a few days.
I think our favorite stand was Sweet & Sauer. We LOVE Kombucha. The homemade Strawberry Basil Kombucha was absolutely incredible. I'll go back next week just for that! We also tasted Kimchi and Sauerkraut for the first time. Definitely NOT what I expected flavor wise. I LOVED it. This week I'm doing a little recipe research to know what to pair with sauerkraut and plan to purchase some next week.
Did you know that fermented foods like Kimchi, Sauerkraut, and Kombucha are incredibly good for your gut health? Fermented foods help your digestion and I'm not mad about it. These flavors are bold and incredible! I'm looking forward to adding them into our weekly eating.
I love it that our little town does stuff like this. I'm all for shopping local and eating local. Next time I go I'll bring my reusable grocery bags and cash. I'm very thankful to all of the family farms, butchers, dairy farmers, and other organic vendors that come out to town each week. Let's keep showing our support!