Market Recap Monday (week 11)

8 Aug

After two weeks of being MIA from our original market, we were so happy to return!

The market stayed open an hour later to collaborate with the art fair that was going on this weekend as well. We were very excited about meeting new people from the art fair traffic. We saw lots of new faces as well as a few different news crews. Apparently one journalist has been trying to contact us for over a month now. I could tell he was very excited to write a story on our business! People really like our story. I think a lot of the locals are attracted to us because we are just average people trying to make a living doing what we love. We don’t have a lot of money but we put all of what we have along with our hearts into everything we do hoping to turn it into something big one day. It seems like each week we are getting at least 10 requests to open a restaurant. Sure this would be a dream come true, help us build up to that point! Seriously. ;)

Anyway, I wanted to show you the massive amount of produce I got FOR FREE.

A super generous vendor said his produce was “getting old” and he needed to get rid of it. So, I’m sure you can only imagine what I walked away with!

(that white veggie is apparently some sort of summer squash it looked so cute, I had to get it!)

Tons and tons or carrots, zucchini, melon, beets, onions, yellow squash, green peppers, cucumber, and other peppers.

I roasted as much as I could fit in my oven…

By the way, I thought that I didn’t like beets. But I now I love them roasted! With just a little basil and thyme.

I juiced some…

& I chopped a lot of them for a huge salad…

I also juiced about 20 cucumbers and poured them into ice-cube trays. I thought this would be a good idea for green smoothies. The juicer is just too much of a pain to wash!

What is your favorite summer veggie?

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11 Responses to “Market Recap Monday (week 11)”

  1. katshealthcorner August 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Oh my gosh Whitney! Check out that produce! Im so jealous that you got ALL of that for free!! What an amazing day. :) I’m glad that you are back to the farmer’s market — I know how much you love it there. :)

  2. Allison @ Food for Healing August 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    holy cow! that is a lot of fresh food. lucky you!
    i love cucumber, im more of a fruit fan though!

  3. sprint2thetable August 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Everything look so fantastic! MY favorite summer food veggie… gosh, that’s hard! I think zucchini. Or heirloom tomatoes.

  4. Jess August 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    ALL THAT FOR FREEEEE?

    so jealous :D

  5. Kaila @ healthyhelperblog! August 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    WOAH! I am so jealous!!!! That is SO awesome that you got so much produce!!!!

  6. Stephanie August 9, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    Fave summer veggie = carrots, especially purple carrots. SO good.
    Kinda jealous that you got produce for free. Juuust a little bit ;)

  7. Rachel (tea and chocolate) August 9, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    So much produce!! And for free makes it even better. So neat that a reporter wants to write a story about you two!

  8. Tara August 9, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Ahh jealous!! I would love to help someone out by taking their veggies for free. I love eggplant. I have been known to eat a whole eggplant in one sitting. If you cook it right, it’s soooo good!

  9. Stephanie August 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Wow! What a haul! That must have been beyond exciting.

  10. redheadrecipes August 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    SCORE!!! That is AWEsome!! I think that squash is a pattypan squash! I’ve tried it once and it was pretty yummy!

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