Monday, August 20, 2012

30 Before 30: Farmer's Market Feast!

David and I have always preferred buying local to not. If it comes to going to the corner coffee shop or Starbucks, we choose our local place. When it comes to produce, we always try and buy what we can from the farmer's in our area. About a year ago we started getting a box of fresh produce from a local farm. Each week we stop by and they give us a great selection of what's in season. So when I created my 30 Before 30 List I knew I wanted one of the items to reflect this passion of ours. So I chose to attend a local farmer's market and create a meal from the things we pick out. All that happened this past weekend!

We headed over to the local market armed with cash and a cooler for our goodies (we were running errands afterwards). Neither of us were in the mood for anything in particular for supper, it was only 9:30am after all and we had just gorged ourselves on breakfast. So we started perusing to see if anything caught our eyes. After a loop around (we wanted to get an idea of what was out there) we ended up with the following items:

spaghetti squash
sweet potatoes
green beans

There were lots of other items to choose from, but since our weekly CSA box included a bunch of items this week I knew we didn't want to go overboard. Anywho, what in heaven's name could we make with the above items?? We decide on eggplant parmesan with spaghetti squash and sauteed mushrooms with a bonus dessert of zucchini bread! I don't have the recipes organized quite yet but will be sharing them all in the coming weeks. Until then just know that our supper was absolutely awesome made even better by the fact that it was provided to us by the little old farmers behind all the stands.

What's your favorite thing to get at a local market??


  1. Looks delicious! We don't go to our farmers market near enough. Maybe I can talk Trey into it this weekend!

  2. So nice that you guys like to support the locals :) I LOVE to go to our farmer's market but definitely don't do it enough. We loooove getting sweet corn and fresh tomatos a lot. I eat tomatos almost daily lol!

  3. I've never been to a Farmer's Market, but Van and I have been talking about things we want to do in Charlotte...we need to make an official list and add this to it! :)

    The meal you created looked good! :)

  4. We LOVE buying local over non-local. My husband especially. Your meal looks delicious! We're planning on making zucchini bread this week from some local zucchini :) We'll have to compare recipes!

  5. We have a local Farmer's Market and I've never been. Isn't that terrible!!! It's definitely on my to do list.

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  7. my favorite is flowers and pickles!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by and say hello! :)