Summer's bounty

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 |
One of my favorite treats during the summer months is going to the local farmer's markets in our area. We are fortunate enough to have several near by.

I love the beautiful colors of the garden goodies. There is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about meandering through the booths and picking out what your family enjoys. If I'm lucky enough to be accompanied by my husband, we often stop for coffee or breakfast along the way. It's so much nicer than running through the local market or commissary. The fresh flowers are amazing as well. I love to buy several bunches and place them throughout our home.
Our weekly menu is centered around the fresh veggies and fruits that are available in abundance during this season. Not only do they taste delicious, they are healthy {always a plus when you have children} and low in calories!Tonight we are having the ever famous tomato, basil and mozzarella {caprese} salad, summer squash, zucchini, and fingerling potato gratin, and grilled salmon.

If I'm really good today, I may even treat myself to some fresh fruit over frozen yogurt this evening!
* My tassel giveaway ends tonight, you don't want to miss out!*

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Sandy Toes said...

OH my...I would be there EVERYDAY!
sandy toe

farmhouse wares said...

What a blast of color. Love it!

V and Co. said...

i'm sure happy you found my blog too! i love meeting new people! thank you for your comment! ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love going to the farmers market...there is nothing like fresh fruit and veggies!! We also have a lot of amish farm stands out here.....they are amazing!!

I must have missed your tassle giveaway while I was on my bloggy break....I am going to enter...I love them!!


LuLu said...

there is nothing better than fresh farmers markets! fresh goodness!

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful photos of summers bounty.
What a wonderful place to do your shopping.


New Every Morning said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

My mouth is watering looking at all of these fresh veggies! Beautiful pics!

Amy said...

I love farmer's markets. Here we have green markets, similar idea. I love strolling around them on the weekend especially if it's a beautiful summer day. The produce is beautiful and tastes delicious. Like you, we tend to live on our green market purchases in summer. At least most of our meals center around those products!
Love the picture you posted, beautiful colors!


Laura said...

I LOVE the farmers market...and I also love the beautiful pictures on your blog...always fun to find a new "place" to hang around, while the children scream downstairs for lunch!

I am hoping to make my way to Ct. in the next year or so...and to stay there, hopefully........

Rambling Girl said...

Yummy...summer foods are the best!

EntertainingMom said...

What a lovely photo collage! I too love farmer's markets! btw, I "waved" to you as I passed by on 95 to and fro Newport!

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