Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Farmers Market

by Rita Wetzel of RitasCreationsOnETSY and AndMoreBags

May is the beginning of the Farmer's Markets here in Minnesota. A weekend trip to a local market has become a ritual over the years. The locally grown, fresh vegetables and fruits remind me of growing up with all of the wonderful, tasty produce that we grew in the garden. Although, I must say I enjoy them much more now than I did as a kid!! And what is my favorite vegetable from the garden? Fresh peas - oh, they are so yummy out of the pod - they rarely make it into the veggie steamer! And my favorite fruit - raspberries!

My trip to the farmers market this past weekend yielded me fresh rhubarb for rhubarb crisp and marigolds for the flower garden!

So all of this got me to thinking about our Minnesota Etsians. What kind of Farmers Market could we come up with? What kind of produce and what kind of flowers would our market have? Well, here's a few of offerings....

We would turn to Tinab76 for the peas in the pod that I so dearly love:

And Michelephoto will bring the brussel sprouts, radishes, eggplant and more:

And we'll find more radishes at The Green Squirrel:

Like pomegranates? Well look for Cindy Lindgren!

And we certainly have to pick up our apples from Julie Meyer:

You will be able to find roses and many other flowers from Mary Foster:

Like daisies? I love them! Then stop by and visit Penguin Palace:

So visit your local Farmer's Market soon! And remember these delicious offerings from HandmadeMN!!


Cheri said...

I too love the Farmers Market and your picks, spring is definitely here and summer is just around the corner!

Mary Foster Creative said...

I buy many of my flower and vegetable plants at a neighborhood farmers market.

Julie said...

Great post - I usually go to the big Mpls farmer's market, but I think I need to schedule a trip to one of the many other markets soon!

Cindy said...

I enjoy being included with the Farmer's Market selections. I have to include one of my favorite HandmadeMN artists who does a Farmer's Market card pack:

They're fresh and ready to pick!