A trip to the market

The farmers market here opens at the beginning of April, and it’s a lovely treat I like as part of my Easter experience. There is no parade and we don’t have a formal dinner with guests, so I decided to put on my Easter bonnet today for my outing.

I made a solo trip today, since hubbie was busy building the new deck. I knew there wouldn’t be much in the way of freshly grown veggies but I was excited to wander  in the fresh air and gather inspiration.


I got some local cheese and fresh bread for tonight’s dinner. Since it’s more root veggie season I picked up some potatoes, and of course, carrots. Our local forager, Scott Moran, had the first dandelion greens too, which I couldn’t resist.  Then I soaked in the atmosphere…

home-baked goods included cute little Easter nests


There were real chicks with their mom at one of the farm booths. The kids would have loved them to death if they had been loose.

 I decided to have a treat, and chose to honour my memories of French street vendors by having a crèpe with sugar and lemon juice. It’s funny to me that in a society which has supposedly mastered the art of eating and driving a classic street food is served on a plate with a knife and fork. (In France, you get your crèpe in a waxed paper cone, so you can eat it as you walk.) The Crèpe Bistro’s system for making all the different flavours was quite spiffy – they even have a gizmo for slicing bananas! ​

​My spirit and my tummy were both completely satiated, and the wind started to kick up so I mosied along home. My hubbie just laughed as he saw me get out of the car with all my packages. At least he got a picture of me in my Easter outfit.

 

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About happygourmand

I am a professional gourmande - a lover of life. Not only food and drink, but life in general. I love experiencing life to its fullest, and I love sharing my adventures with others.

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