day at the market

10 Jul

There are only 2 days left in my chia seed giveaway.  There will be two winners, and currently the entries are low, so get over there quick ’cause you have a great chance of scoring some seeds!  I’ve also posted the amazing benefits of chias and here are some posts with ideas of how to use them if you’re interested.

What a lovely Saturday morning we’ve had here at CSM headquarters:)

We managed to rise and shine this morning in time to hit up the Farmer’s Market.  We haven’t been in awhile for various reasons, and it was much more impressive today than ever before!  I was in heaven!

We made up a little early morning to-go snack before heading out the door

repeat from yesterday – brown rice cake with natural pb and sliced banana.  With a sprinkle of chia of course!

There’s nothing like the Farmer’s Market to get a person excited about eating healthy and fresh!  Everything is just so beautiful and natural.

swiss chard!  I’ve been dying for some swiss chard, but none of our grocery stores have it. This one is huge!

Thai basil- I feel a stir-fry comin’ on:) muahahaha

eggplant in the back.  in the front is a variation of squash called Patty Pan Squash – have you heard of it?

lemon cucumber.  The word on the street market is that it tastes just like cucumberwe shall see!!

fresh tomatoes in the sunlight

giant squash:)

tiny red bell peppers

best find of the day – sunflower sprouts!

Here is what I actually came home withsunflower sprouts, cabbage, patty pan squash, swiss chard, blackberries, red potatoes, giant zucchini, lemon cucumber, Thai basil and regular basil.

I am most excited about the sunflower sprouts!  Here is some info from the farmer

Amazing little guys!  I’m dreaming of putting them in green monsters, wraps, salads….the possibilities are endless!!!

Two years ago I never would have believed you if you’d have told me I’d be so excited over a plant. lol.

After the market, we stopped for some coffee at one of our little local coffee shops.  Actually, I was a barista here for a summer in college, so I have a special affinity for it.

iced decaf americano with a splash of soy

I’ve become obsessed with iced americanos lately.  I’m not sure why I had them add soy today because I really like it better straight up.  It just wasn’t quite strong enough today.

We drove around, scoping out garage sales for awhile, but didn’t find anything good:(  Now I’m off to clean clean clean!  Our house is way overdue for a deep cleaning, and I’m just the girl to do it:)  See ya later!

What is something that is true about you now that you wouldn’t have believed had someone told you in the past? Spill it!

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4 Responses to “day at the market”

  1. Rhea July 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    As usual, love your pictures! I want to eat everything.
    I have seen pattypan squash at my FM, too. We even have 8 ball squash, which is basically a ball of zucchini. Eating healthier has definitely taught me to try and appreciate new, strange foods!

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) July 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Love all the fresh veggies at farmers’ markets. Hmmm….that’s a tough question. I think I wouldn’t have believed someone if they had told me I could run 6 miles about 3 years ago.

  3. Sarah July 11, 2010 at 4:48 am #

    I love your photos, and I love peanut butter and banana on brown rice cakes! Yum. x

  4. amber@SAHM's musings July 11, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    I went to a (new to me) farmers market on Saturday. Looking at making some kind of cucumber salad 🙂 All your goodies look yummy

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