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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something New In Town

We live in a very small town.

And yes, we are only a one hour drive away from NYC,
where very much anything can be gotten.

We also have great supermarkets in our area,
but one thing most of us wished for,
was a farmers market close by.

Then something wonderful happened.

I don't know how it got started, but here we are!

Our own Farmers Market!!!!!!!!!!

A few month ago it appeared.

Granted it is still very small but it is growing fast.

Every time I go, new people are selling their goodies.

It is held every Wednesday in front of our town Hall
in a park setting.

Here is a little tour.

I am sorry I did not get pictures of everyone,
but our thanks go out to you all.

I am not a purple person , but
I am fascinated by these colors in the peppers
and eggplants.

My girlfriend Debbie tried these eggplants and loved them.

I will try them next.

I know these are "just" lettuce,
but look at the colors...
goes with my eggplants.

And here they are ..... my new addiction!

They are actually very small.

I peel them, cut them in halve lengthwise,
toss them with basil - olive oil.

A little salt, pepper, fresh Rosemary,
different varieties of Thyme, a little Marjoram
or whatever else I feel like.

Toss again and lay them cut side down.

Found a new product... non-stick aluminum foil.

I bake them at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Baking time differs according to size, so watch out.

I set oven to broil , and top the eggplants with a mixture
of farm-fresh freshly grated mozzarella mixed
with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.

I have been trying fingerling potatoes,
and also the little blue potatoes.

Ina Garden has some wonderful recipes
for the fingerling potatoes.

Ina is my inspiration and I own all of her cook books.

Not only do I love her cooking,
but one of my favorite aunts was named Ina,
so what's not to love!

By the way, that is where my fresh mozzarella
came from.

I have tried there little pizzas, gnocchi and
many of their breads, but have not yet
tried the crab cakes.

Loved that sign though... wonder if I eat them,
will I get tipsy? Hmmmmmm?

Must get them next...
hubby might appreciate them too.

Panzarella's also has all these wonderful breads.

I am trying my way thru them.

There goes the no-carb diet!

If you get too hungry browsing,
there are always remedies for that, just look
at the temptations.

Hmm, trying my way thru that too.

Now here are two of my favorite people.

They are fun to be around, always cheerful, always friendly.

The family has a farm in our town.

Besides fresh fruit and veggies,
they have wonderful flowers and I buy some every time I go.

The farm sells also eggs and chickens.

Must try that too.

Wonder if we could adopt him, chicken and all?

He is the nicest young man with a sense of humor.

He is proof that our young generation
is not all snarky and disinterested if it is not all about them.

This hard-working dad gets lots of help from his children too.

They sell great fruit. Don't know why I did not
get a picture of that, but you see some of their fruits
in my "still-life" at home.

This friendly fellow brings us cheeses,
smoked sausages and bread from the famous
Arthur Avenue in New York City.....
great Italian food!

We love this gentleman's cookies and
other baked goods.

These speak for them self! Delicious!!!!!!!!

My still-life....... wish I could paint.

Aren't the sunflowers stunning?

They get me every time.

Hope you enjoyed my trip and hope
you did not get too hungry.

God Bless,


  1. For those that don't have a back yard garden or live on a farm, the Farmer's Market is the perfect place to shop. No long distance trucking, unknown sources of the product, or country of origin... besides the people are always so courteous and friendly.
    Like you said Evi the colours, sights and smells are wonderful.
    Susan x

  2. Farmer's markets are so much fun! Thank you for a lovely post.

  3. Ooh that looks like fun! I'm glad you have a market now. I just love ours in my home town! Every Saturday morning. Sometimes the people watching is even better than the produce! :)

  4. Thanks for coming by to comment!! Your pictures of the market are great!
    I bought a neat old birdcage today that was decorated for Halloween, but I had to lighten it up a bit for my taste. I'll bet your decorating with red is looking good...you have so many wonderful treasures.

  5. How wonderful for you and what a treat! I love farmers markets, here in the Pacific Northwest we have them everywhere and the hard work that is put into each of these booths are just outstanding. I usually have to watch to not buy to much bread cause it is not good on the waist but I love to buy all the produce and fruit.......it works well with my daily diet. Thanks for the photo's and the tour. HUGS MARY

  6. The 5 Leos who love youSeptember 26, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    I am always looking forward to what you write on your blog. The Farmers Market sounds and looks fantastic. Thank you for that delicious recipe! I will definitely try it. Now I am hungry :)
    Thank you for taking us on that great trip.
    Many hugs and kisses from your German family / fans


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