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".