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Farmers Market Sunday

August 30, 2009

After a rainy two days, this morning turned out to be shyly sunny.  It looked cloudy and threatening early on, but by the time the Farmers Market was in full swing, the sun had come out to play.

Our booty for today.  I was sad because there weren’t any fairytale eggplant:

For this week

For this week

  • One delicious french baguette and 1 butter poppy danish from Our Daily Bread
  • 1 dozen eggs and 1lb of chicken (thighs and legs only)  from Coopers Ark Farm
  • 1/2 gallon reduced-fat milk from Battenkill Creamery
  • 1 canteloupe (ooh!) and 2 huge ears of sweet corn from Barber Farm
  • 4 nectarines and 5 plums from Maynard Farm
  • 1 small ball of fresh mozzarella and 8oz maple almond yogurt from Heamour Farm

Our farmers market takes place on the street in front of Schenectady City Hall.  Off one side is a street mall with lots of little local shops.  Previously, those shops were closed every Sunday (to tell you the truth, I have rarely seen them open) but they seem to finally be getting the hint that lots of people go to the Farmers Market on Sundays because I finally saw a big sign pointing people to check out the local shops.  K and I took a walk down the street mall.  There’s a really cute crepe place that was closed today (why? they could have done so well!), a couple of local book stores, a coffee shop, and lots of artsy/gift stores.  There was also one on New York folk art, which was really cool.  They had a couple of pieces of furniture and quilts and stuff, but I only ended up buying a $.50 postcard (yup, big spender I am).

Yup, that's what upstate NY looks like

Yup, that's what upstate NY looks like

It made me laugh.  It’s true for any rural area in the U.S., but it’s definitely true for upstate NY here.

That butter poppy danish was delicious! Sweet and seedy, it was K who wanted to try it, and I was a bit dubious, but I loved it!

The maple-almond yogurt was also yummy (we sampled it before we bought it) but we didn’t realize how expensive it was for only 8 oz.  $4.50!! OMG, insane.  Yea, we won’t be doing that again!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. gordonjames permalink
    August 30, 2009 10:22 pm

    We used to live in NYS, near Syracuse. Sweating in Dallas TX for now. Am just beginning a blog here for living green where you are (a little reminder for myself!) Will be following your posts. It is such a good reminder to see ‘back home’ again thru th eyes of a local.

    • Chelle permalink
      August 31, 2009 6:45 pm

      Thanks GordonJames! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog!

  2. S1B permalink
    August 31, 2009 3:14 pm

    I noticed you get a baguette most weeks. How do you use it? I’m a rip it apart and eat it kindda girl.

    • Chelle permalink
      August 31, 2009 6:47 pm

      Um…me too :) Usually, I spread on some butter (lately, my butter, lol) and some homemade jam and go to town. Occasionally, we’ll do something worthwhile. We just canned some sauce and meatballs (pressure canner success, yay!) and we’re planning to make meatball subs.

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