11.20.2008

To Market

It was a bit of a stretch this week to make it to payday, so I'm off to replenish the refrigerator. These day-long grocery shopping trips to soul-killing warehouse stores always make me long for an outdoor market. I picture living in a European city, strolling to the market several times a week with my canvas bag to buy the few fresh ingredients I need for that night's supper. Doesn't that sound lovely? Perhaps when the children have grown....

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6 comments:

LisAway said...

Ha ha. The strolling to the outdoor market and the canvas bag sound strangely familiar. Thanks for reminding me of what an idyllic life I lead (because it's very easy to forget. . .).

moseyalong said...

I'm very fortunate that near where I live we have a weekly Farmer's market. My daughter comes with me as I pick over my choices for our veggies and fruit, and her treat is a honey stick from the local honey maker. I don't make it every week (and sometimes have to resort to the soul-destroying stores), but when I do it feels like a holiday.

Rachael said...

Have you checked localharvest.org? I'm always surprised by all the farmers and produce venues that I didn't know about previously. I do live in an area that has farmers' markets most days of the week, but many that I didn't know about (who don't attend the markets) were also listed. I also like pickyourown.org--lots of the farms listed there don't have the resources to go to a market either.

MelancholySmile said...

Lol, Lisaway! I guess the grass is always greener, right? {and that lol was just for you. I don't normally use it. :)} I'll have to check out localharvest.com. Sounds great. I know our town is starting a farmer's market, but not until next spring.

Gina Lee said...

I have a vision after my kids are all grown up. It's of me going to the farmers market every Saturday and filling the back of my 1939 Chevy with all sorts of produce and plants. The reason I have to wait til my kids is three-fold.
1-No room for car seats in the two seater 39 Chevy that I will own one day.
2-Can't afford my dream truck...
3-I don't have the time or energy to have the plant garden I want!

hukolb said...

Unless you're in Russia and it's negative 40 outside:) but I too love the outdoor open air market feel!

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