Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Spring Farmers' Market

I went to the Strathcona Farmers' Market for the first time in a couple months today... Charles has been going since I usually work on Saturdays. What a great day to head over - most of the vegetable and fruit vendors are back out, and there are flowers and herbs everywhere. Still, I can't wait until the City Market opens mid-May. It's my favourite.
                
We decided on these tulips today... I have them sitting on my desk to remind me of the warm weather outside as I study. I hope you are getting to soak up the sun today!
                                      
                                   
Also, we ordered some things from Eat Local First this past Thursday - bacon, a ham, fiddle heads, green beans and some dried, 'Alberta Blend' mushrooms. The delivery date for our area is Thursday, so pictures and a report to come!

5 comments:

A Canadian Foodie said...

I have been meaning to get the time to order from them. Too busy to even read the e-mail - so hope I can still get in. Fiddleheads!!!! YUMMMM.
Thanks for the reminder.
:)
Beautiful flowers.
Valerie

Marianne and Charles said...

The site said you can place an order for the next week, anytime between Tuesday (at noon) and Saturday (at noon). So I'm sure you'll be able to get delivery for the next week. And they are not starting the actual Good Food Box part until June... I'm sad we can't participate, as we'll be eating most of our meals during late July and August at Folk Fest, but it's nice that they are still offering the shopping type service.

I'm looking forward to those fiddleheads! I've never had them, so can't wait. I've got a pasta recipe they are destined for.

Isabelle said...

I was at the market too - it was lovely! I'm so glad the peppers and good tomatoes are back, but I also can't wait for the city market.

Excited to hear what you think of the good food box! I'm actually doing a story on it and I think I'll definitely be ordering next week.

Marianne and Charles said...

I know! Fresh vegetables... so exciting.

I'm anxious for the delivery of the food, but also to see how the delivery will work out with our apartment building. But I'm still not totally sure about the whole thing. I like going to the market and talking to the producers, and I think that's largely what local food is about - that sense of community. I'm just wondering if this type of service will take away from that at all. However, I love that they are promoting the purchase of local food in the first place. Always positives and negatives I guess.

Maki said...

I love tulips and those look STUNNING!