Busy Saturday

This Saturday morning, I hopped on my scooter and went to the Redmond Farmers' Market. It's small but you can always find something there that you want. In fact, one of the things I like about farmers' markets is the unpredictability. I have a memory like a colander. I can never recall what is in season. I go down to the market not knowing what I am going to find. The adventure then is to figure out what to do with it. I love flexing some culinary muscle. I didn't really have to flex that much this time, I found some beautiful asparagus, which always gets roasted with olive oil in my house, and some beautiful flowers. But I really love the idea of buying local; supporting the local economy, having foods that were just picked, and not worrying about the path my food took from a farm in Chile to Redmond, Washington, USA.

This summer, I think the farmers' market thing is going to be my regular Saturday morning routine. I'll let you know what other good stuff I find because most of it looks good enough for a picture.

Comments (2)

  1. mrscrooge says:

    RE: Buying local. Is the Redmond market still a seasonal thing?  Wonder why they don’t make it year-round like some of the seattle ones. Also, have you heard about Spud.com? Their itemized bill apparently shows you the actual distance traveled by each of your purchases to get to you – thats so interesting! Me, I love the store/market experience too much to trade it for something like spud or pioneer organics. I’m trying to stick with bus’ing to Madison Market 🙂

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    It’s still seasonal. I think it started at the beginning of May. I don’t think I would enjoy the experience much during other seasons but I’m weird like that.

    I tried spud.com when they launched. I did like the feature on the bill. But pretty much with every order, I got something spoiled or damaged. If it was every once in a while, I’d go through the process of getting a refund but it was too regular.

    I like the supermarket experience too. You can get  local there!

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