Farmer’s Market to Table

Is there anything better? A farmer’s market on a hot day at the height of summer, abundant with nature’s best food, locally baked goods, and the people whose hands are responsible for the labors of love that bring it all to us. I have been missing out on filling my kitchen with farmer’s market finds as I have had a bunch of after work activities = lots of wilted kale and other veggies that did NOT like to go to events. But yesterday I knew I was going straight home, so I stocked up.

Blueberries were everywhere. I planned on cooking with them, maybe a pie or a tart or just a salad, but I ate them.

farmer's market blueberries

blueberries Copley Square Market

I picked up some peaches, not yet ripe, for snacking on later in the weekend. I hope they are the type that make juice dribble down my chin and ruin my clothes like I am 5 years old :)

farmer's market peaches

My basket of veggies at Siena Farms included some purple kale, sweet onions, corn, and carrots.

my farmer's market shopping

multi-colored carrots Copley Square Farmer's Market

I didn’t buy any, but this mix of greens and flower petals was too pretty to NOT take a photo of them. 

mixed greens and edible flowers

When I finally got home after a long day, we had a simple dinner of buttered lobster rolls on a farmer’s market baguette, corn with sriracha, and tomato salad, a mix of onions, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

tomato salad

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Served with a bottle of chilled La Vigne di Alice Brut Rosé, a wine with an intense nose of rose petals and flavors that are sweet and pleasant with lovely bubbles.

The market and dinner with my hubby were definitely the highlights of my Friday which was otherwise painfully boring. Have you ever felt like you have outgrown a job? I think that’s me right now.

What was the highlight of your Friday?

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Tags: blueberries, Copley Square Farmer's Market, corn, Farmer's Markets, Food, fruit, lobster rolls, onions, peppers, tomatoes, vegetables, wine

  1. Erin’s avatar

    The highlight was the HUGE glass of wine I had at the end of the day! ;) Off to the farmer’s market now for peaches and corn. Yum! :D

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    This looks like a perfect Friday to me! My Friday was similar. I hit the gym, came home to my Go Greenologist delivery, cooked up dinner with some great local ingredients (blog posts obviously to come) and enjoyed a nice glass of chilled red wine. Perfection.

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  3. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana’s avatar

    HL of my Friday was eating a vegan pumpkin seed pesto spaghetti with walnuts at a new restaurant. And then eating ice cream afterward ;)

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  4. Simply Life’s avatar

    Yum! I love all that fresh produce!

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  5. Daisy’s avatar

    one of the highlights of my Friday was lunch at Figs and catching up with my bestest friend who I hadn’t seen in months!

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  6. Carolyn Jung’s avatar

    A chilled bottle of rose and fresh, glorious fruits and veggies from the farmers market. It truly doesn’t get much better than that! ;)

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