Wednesday, May 25, 2011

tuesday farmers market

The school that I worked at (and were my boys attend) is right smack in the heart of downtown Little Rock. A lot of people who have not been to Little Rock aren't always aware of just how fabulous and artsy we really are. On even given day you can walk out the front doors of our school, take a brisk stroll down the street and go  see a Picasso or a Monet. You can turn a corner and go watch amazing theatre, attend a lecture by a famous politician, and eat  food that you will dream about for weeks after. Another thing you can do is walk to the Farmers Market. While the big markets are held on Saturday mornings, there are several farmers and craft artist who show up to pawn their wares on Tuesdays too. Yesterday on my lunch break I walked down to the Rivermarket district in hunt of some yummy homegrown fruits and veggies.
This is what I found:

Watermelon and the Farmers Market version of tweeting.


Snap beans


Fruit baskets


Colorful chard.


Turnips. My mother makes a great cake from these.


Green tomatoes for frying or pickling
Reds for eating sliced with salt or on your BLT



Georgia Peaches - the Arky ones are not in season yet


Peppers


Arkansas Strawberries - a gift from heaven


Okra, I love it anyway you cook it.
I am a southern gal, I cannot deny it.

So that is what was at the market yesterday...Can't wait to see what else rolls in as the summer arrives!

3 comments:

  1. Your Mom makes a cake from turnups?! Ok you sooo have to share that!

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  2. I love going to the farmers market :) now I really want a watermelon lol

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  3. Great photos, -all that colour is fab!

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