After my success at Weight Watchers on Saturday, the “tribe” Pat, Debbie, Kristen and I headed out to some local farm markets. We had decided this last week at our breakfast meeting and it was the perfect day for it. Blue sky, clear air (not always available in New Jersey!!) and comfortable temperatures (ditto!) Pat planned it out because this girl knows her farm markets!
The Garden State has a well deserved reputation and yesterday it certainly lived up to the name!
Our first stop was Grasso Girls Farm Market in Mullica Hill. (They made me drive PAST the county library with the sale going on to get here…not that I’m bitter…) It was my first time at Grasso Girls…I never get past the library! 😉
Kristen and Pat shopping.
The Beauty and the Bounty. Can you believe the colors and the freshness?!? It’s quite an experience!
A wonderful corner cabinet filled with kitchen-y doodads…I Love It, it needs to live in my house in New Mexico!!
My haul, nectarines yummy…already tried one, zucchini, Chinese eggplant and a very cool eggplant, I forget what it is! 😦
Next stop, Moods Farm Market also in Mullica Hill.
World Famous for their “pick your own” blueberries, strawberries and peaches.
I spy my favorite…blackberries…one of these lives at my house now…but NOT for long… 😉
They have wonderful recipes posted on the walls. I guess you have to stand there to write them down, but we didn’t have the time for that. Maybe I can read them off of the photos! 😉
All of my beauties waiting to be devoured…mmmm…The eggplants are so cool, they look like they were spray-painted!
My favorite photo of the day is coming up. Pat and Kristen decided to buy and split a 20 pound container of blueberries. It’s cheaper that way and makes a lot of sense. Pat thought that Kristen and I were separating the berries. Unbeknownst to Pat, Kristen had purchased one of the apple cider donuts that they make at Moods and are incredible (a little bag of them landed in my bag to go home to Ralph.) I thought it would be fun to take a photo of Kristen sneaking her goodie. As I did, Pat walks up behind and can be seen saying in disgust…”Is Kristen eating a Donut?!?”
Yes, She’s Eating A Donut!!
It was such a fun adventure and it is the kind of thing I’ll miss when we leave New Jersey. I’ll just have to plan a visit back during the summer so that I can still have the experience. Silver City, where we’re moving does have a fabulous farmer’s market each Saturday May through October. You’ll be hearing all about that when we get out there this fall. I Can’t Wait!!
More adventures later in the day, but I’ll save that for tomorrow! Not sure what’s on the agenda today. Looks like a beautiful day out…who know what could happen!!