The Farmer's Market is Open!

Freshly washed butter crunch lettuce. Photo by Angela Tague.
Have you ever shopped in a store where every display seemed to call your name?

Handcrafted beeswax lip balm? Yes, please!
Spinach speckled with local soil? Bring it on!
Glistening jars of crimson berry jams. Yum!

Our local farmer's market opened this morning, which means I can barely get this written between taking bites of my locally grown lunch. Heck, my editors are lucky the market isn't open all day, or I may have missed a few deadlines today!

Since it's early in the season, our local market was plentiful with fresh spring greens, radishes, rhubarb and asparagus.

But, the true find of the day was a head of butter crunch lettuce. The velvety texture, mild flavor and pale color truly means summer is just around the corner. Since this is one of the first lettuces of the season to grow in the midwest, it's always an early garden-season treat.

Is your farmer's market open for business? What local whole foods are you enjoying?

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

5 comments:

  1. I need to double check days and times for the farmer's markets in our area because I'm planning on going next week. : ) That butter crunch lettuce looks so fresh and delicious. Yum!

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  2. I don't think the farmer's market is open in my neighborhood yet. The weather has been good and bad here. Maybe later in May.

    Precious Monsters

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  3. Alas there is no farmers market here, but there is an organic garden area to the north. Might go and find out if there are farmers having stalls by the road :)

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