Saturday, July 31, 2010

Matthews, NC Farmer's Market

John and I got up our usual, early time because we had decided we were going to the Matthew's Farmer's Market. We got some wonderful things there and I ran into one of my knitting group friends! John knows her from the title industry so they caught up too. You have to get to the Farmer's Market pretty early or everything is gone. The bell rings at 7:15 to start the market and everyone is off to gather all their veggies, cheese, organic meat, eggs, herbs, flowers, soaps, breads and baked good, etc. for the week. Here is what I got today:

Some yummy looking yellow summer squash. I love this steamed with just a hint of butter and pepper! I'm having this tonight!

A lovely loaf of homemade pumpernickel bread made by a local baker.

Fingerling Potatoes-love them.

Cucumbers for cucumber salad tonight-yum!

I love these tomatoes-they are a fabulous heirloom tomato. Can't wait to have a tomato sandwich with them on it-yummy! They are called Cherokee Purple.

John and I have been talking about eating more organically grown meat. So we bought a slab of organically grown pork bacon from a local farm. We took their price list from them too so we can buy more things from them.

Some baby zucchini.

After the Farmer's Market John and I went to a little place near there for breakfast. We came on home and worked on the flowers in the courtyard. Now we will putter around the house, read and I might create some more jewelry. Last night I added some more things to my etsy site. Take a look! I added 2 more pairs of earrings and 2 hand knitted dishcloths I made out of 100% cotton.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like a great morning! Your veggies look great.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Everything look delicious! I love squash and zucchini roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper and onion. YUM! Lori

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love Farmer's Markets. Looks like you got some great stuff. You will be eating good this week, for sure. Enjoy your weekend. I enjoy knitting dishcloths too. Love & blessings from NC!

Catherine Holman said...

This is making me very hungry. I have some yellow squash too and now I know how to fix it! Our tomatoes are finally turning this week. I can't wait for that first BLT!

Vickie said...

What a lovely yummy haul!!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!