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I ♥ the Farmer’s Market v. 546287

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Today was the first day in all of 2011 that I had the chance to visit my favorite farmer’s market under the freeway at 8th & X.  Between the inclement weather, lack funds and my health issues earlier this year, it just wasn’t possible for me to experience the splendor of this amazing display of local & regional produce.

But as they say, good things come to those who wait, and I was pleasantly rewarded with the fruits (and vegetables) of today’s visit.  From the first stalks of rhubarb to rows & rows of bright green asparagus bunches, the best of early spring was on full display.  Since everything was so lovely and I’ve been sorely lacking in fresh produce lately, I decided to take advantage of the five $5 bills I had in my wallet to do this month’s $25 Shopping Cart.  But not without taking a few photos first (as many as my camera’s low batteries would allow, that is!  Gotta remember to recharge next time…).

Here are just a few of the reasons why I <3 the farmer’s market so much.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow evening this week for the full write-up on this season’s farmer’s market edition of the $25 Shopping Cart.  Enjoy!

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5 Responses to "I ♥ the Farmer’s Market v. 546287"

  1. Chad Wood says:

    I think that heaven is going to be a giant farmers market that I live in and it never closes.

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  2. hawkeyejlp says:

    Gorgeous! And I'm jealous; our market doesn't open until the end of June.

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  3. Beth E. says:

    Yum! All these look amazing! Did you buy the Chard? How do you cook/eat them? Could you do a post on that? Thanks!

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  4. ~Bee says:

    Winter in the Northeast has been far too long. I still feel like it'll be forever until our farmers markets are open! I can't wait…

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  5. Marcia says:

    I haven't been to that farmers' market, yet as I live in Fair Oaks. I can't wait for the one to start at Fremont Park near my work, so I can go during the week. I had never had lemon cucumbers or Pluots until I started going to that one. Keep up the great posts and love the photos–so colorful!

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