Thursday, August 30, 2007

Farmer's Market bliss...

We went to the farmer's market today downtown Minneapolis. Everything looked so yummy! I am excited to go back next Thursday to get more gorgeous cut flowers for my vendor table. The colors of late summer are so warm and vibrant!
Love how the farmer's market wakes up your senses. The colors, textures and smells are irresistable. Enjoyed eating a cucumber right from the bucket.
Going to the farmer's market always reminds me of how important it is to eat locally grown foods whenever possible. Barbara Kingsolver has a new book called Animal, Vegetable, Miracle about her experiment doing this for a year. My undergraduate degree is in environmental studies. In college I was very involved with researching and getting involved with community gardens and local urban agriculture. This is near and dear to my heart. So glad to support these local farmers and you can't beat the taste of veggies that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator. Yum!

18 comments:

Tim said...

I'm officially hungry. I'd go next week, but I'll be busy...

Kimla Kay said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful photos...thanks for sharing and best wishes on a successful art fair. Wish I could be there to support you in person!

Bejeweled said...

Farmer's Markets are just so wonderful! And the food from them just tastes so much better!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

awesome. SO pretty and I know they would be tasty! thanks for sharing

BonnieRose said...

wonderful pics Kari, everything looks so beautiful! Sorry I missed ya at AT.. MY LAST DAY there was Wed. Let's still keep in touch.. I adore your friendship! YOu are one talented chica, u know that!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love our local farmers market...
Your pics are awesome! Everything looks yummy...
Priscilla

steff said...

What vivid colors!!! You are so inspiring me to go to my local farmer's market!!! I always LOVE your blog!

Polka Dot Creations said...

I've been enjoying our farmer's market this season, too. Today they had the most delicious kettle corn. Mmmmm. I bought some beautiful peppers that just begged to be photographed, too.

The Glitter Fairy said...

Yummy! Love the farmer's market. We have several around here and it's such a treat to go. (Kinda restores one's faith in humanity, eh?) We have a very small garden but we've been eating cucumber salad almost every day, and our cukes have never known the inside of a refridgerator! Our tomatoes, basil and eggplant are also doing well this year. And the birdies love our sunflowers!
Enjoy your bounty and thanks for the beautiful pix.

Charmingdesigns said...

Beautiful photos!! Flowers and fresh fruit and veggies!! Nothing better!! Laurie

Scrappy Jessi said...

ooh pretty pics kari.
good luck next thursday!
you are going to do great!
take lots of pictures!
jessi nagy
www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Kari, You are so right! As someone who descends from 6-7 generations of farmers, I love to hear others admit that supporting the local farmer is so very important. It feels great putting food on the table when you know where it came from...and that you are helping another family survive another year of farming (because God knows, no one in this country makes it very easy any more!). Thanks for putting the word out and for buying local! I just wish we had something that lovely here...

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous photos! I love the fresh vibrant colors! I so wish we had farmers markets here! We do..but mostly far out from here, in nearby towns...about an hour or so away...every town should have something like this! thanks for sharing these stunning photos. I wanted to invite you to a spring blog party i am hosting on my blog on the 7th-Friday. Anyone welcome. Come see my blog for details. Hope you will come! Bonnie

Laurie said...

yummy! I just went to one in downtown SF! FUN!

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

I love farmer's markets! We have several here in Ventura County California...We are blessed with many prolific farmers and organic as well!It is a wonderful way to spend the day!I am going to email you about your gardening experiences...I want to start an Open air Teaching Garden with recycling composting and worm composting and history etc. I would love to get any info you have for this! Warmly
Stacy/Creativemuse

Vickie said...

Looks so yummy! Aren't farmer's markets just great!

Jes said...

OOOO...I love me a good farmers market! We are loaded with them here in Maine right now, and i RFUSE to buy anything fresh at the grocery store!

That Junk Market looks like so much fun!

~Jes
http://sweetpeas.motime.com

HopHopJingleBoo said...

lovely eye candy..yes farmers markets are great I always enjoy Minn..nice place..