Thursday, September 22, 2011
This week we ventured to Raleigh to go to the State Farmer's Market. This place is amazing - multiple huge shelters full of locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, trees, meats, nuts, and crafty things like homemade soaps.
The place is enormous - this is only half of one shelter, and there are two others. With many farmers offering samples of watermelons, grapes, apples, and cantelope, we ate our way around the market.
Today was Apple Day, and free samples of apple products were advertised.
We were disappointed to learn that this apple crisp and some stickers was all they had - but the farmers more than made up for it.
This kind gentleman passed out samples of ice cold apple cider. It was fabulous!
Peaches were available, too, and we had to bring a few home.
There was an abundance of produce available, and we couldn't decide exactly what to bring home. These tomatoes - with their funny sign - were on the list!
We couldn't bring home nearly as much as we wanted to -but we met several nice people and had a nice picnic outside. We also found one farm willing to let us build our own box of apples - any varieties we wanted - and another who sold us two boxes of seconds at a great price.
Applesauce, here we come!
What are your favorite apple recipes??