Monday, April 29, 2013

Russian Black Bread at the Farmer's Market


It started out as a typical Saturday morning with a trip into town. My first stop was the Farmer's Market on the Town Square. If you would like to read more about the Town Square click HERE.


While writing this post, I realized there was no way I could tell you everything I learned, in the time I spent shopping at this small farmer's market. It is a place to buy fresh food, grown on the land that surrounds my home.


The woman who bakes the bread starts the day before, by renting the kitchen of her church. She told me she has the three ovens all going at the same time.


You see each table at the market, lined up with coolers. Can you just imagine how much work it is to gather the vegetables from the garden, store them in coolers and then load them up for the trip into town?














There is no way a super market chain can provide you with this "fresh"......









Here you are able to talk to the grower, ask questions, and share information on how to grow your own.


The market is not just limited to fresh vegetables. There is a wide variety of jellies, jams, salsa, and canned peaches and pears.


I guess a local market would not be complete without a table of fine crochet work.


When the introduction to new friends, the sharing of ideas, and the buying was over, I had an arm-load of goodies.







Can you imagine the flavor the fresh onions will give to my pot of vegetable soup?









The real prize was the loaf of Russian Black Bread. As you can see, I didn't waste anytime in tasting it.....

If you doubt how much I love the place I call home, just browse around my blog and read my stories. I have come to realize how strong and confident the women are who live in my community. They are friendly and open in sharing their knowledge and skills.

In one short hour, of shopping at the farmer's market, I met new friends,  found new recipes and how to grow bigger and better onions.....all given "freely".

Meggie Mac

18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post about an amazing market. The produce looks so fresh and beautiful - get the kettle on, Meggie, I'll be straight over for a slice of that bread and a natter.

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    1. You would love the bread....I had another slice with tonight's dinner. There are several good recipes, on the internet, for the bread.

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  2. GREAT market! Everything looks SO fresh and tasty. Our market is gearing up, too... I'm really excited about that as my own plants are mere seedlings just now.

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    1. Do you participate in your farmer's market? I forgot to say I also bought a very nice tomato plant. It had no name because it came up in her compost pile as a volunteer....It will be fun to see what I got for 50 cents.

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  3. I'm actually in New Jersey meeting our newest granddaughter. I'll miss the opening of our Farmer's Market, but seeing your trip makes me feel at home. Love the Russian Black Bread and can only imagine how delicious it must have tasted. XOXO

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    1. Oh, Susan....what fun you must be having.

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  4. What a nice place to buy fresh vegetables and the bread look delicious.

    Hugs

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    1. I'm still enjoying the bread. The market is set up every Saturday, on the Courthouse Square. It opens at 8am. By 12 noon everyone is ready to pack up and go home.

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  5. The more I see, the more certain I become that I would feel right at home in your little part of the world.

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, Scarlet. It is truly country living at it's best. The people are so friendly.

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  6. That was a nice visit to a farmers market when there's nothing growing around here! Enjoy.

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    1. You know, the corn is all ready knee high!

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  7. Yum it all looks delicious! Can't wait til it's warm enough to plant here!

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    1. Maybe you have seen the last of the cold weather. I have tiny cucumbers and tomatoes on many of my plants.

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  8. the bread looks delicious! as does the produce! i can feel the love you have for your life. :)

    thank you for coming by my place and leaving a comment. blessings to you.

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  9. Hi Meggie,

    Farmer's Markets are always such fun, I especially enjoy when we go to the ones in the Amish Country.

    You're Afternoon Garden Tea sounds lovely.

    Thank you for leaving such a nice comment.

    Christy

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  10. I love farmers markets and can not wait for our's to start :) They are a great place to buy fresh and homemade goodies, and a great place to see old friends.

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  11. Hi, Meggie, Dear! I apologize for the great delay in visiting you...I do hope you got and used your camel cookie cutters! Oh, I am so in awe and envy of your porch...I want this more than anything in a house, and right now we don't have one and on this style of house, there is no way to add one...needless to say, after we are empty-nesters (the "baby" graduates in 3 weeks!) I want to downsize, and definitely have a porch, for swings and rockers and ferns, and, and.....you know!! ♥ This is a wonderful post, and what a great farmer's market!
    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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