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Farmers Market

Posted: May 26, 2012 in Growing Food

Farmer's MarketThe farmer’s market is picking up here, and I couldn’t be happier.  Today, I scored: four medium zucchinis, some white chard, eight big tomatoes, a pound of pistachios, four sweet onions, two small artichokes, and a bag of French breakfast radishes.  All grown right here in my little town, and all for under $20.

I’m crunching on one of the radishes as I type this, and it tastes just like a regular radish, except much juicier.  I’m not convinced that radishes make good breakfast food though.

Ostrich Egg at Farmers Market

This lady who sells chicken eggs brought a variety of other eggs just for display.  She was very excited to hold this ostrich egg so that I could take a picture.  How cool is that?


Chocolate Mint and Rosemary Herbs

Fresh herbs are such a wonderful and flavorful staple in a Paleo diet, and I’ve been trying (and failing) to grow my own from for at least the past six months.  Recently, I decided to switch from cilantro and basil over to heartier herbs (here in the Southwest anyways): mint and rosemary.

Then while I was at the Home Depot today getting some other “normal” Home Depot supplies, I suddenly remembered that they have a whole great big greenhouse section.  With pre-grown plants and herbs!

Potting my Herbs

So I picked up a rosemary plant and a chocolate mint plant (what?  chocolate mint!  I know, right?) for $3.88 each.  The pots were only about $2 each.  And apparently if I kill the plants, I can actually get my money back for them so long as I keep the receipt.  Isn’t that the craziest thing you’ve ever heard?  I’m not planning on killing them though.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  🙂

Someday, I will have my own fabulous medium sized vegetable garden with raised beds and fresh peppers and tomatoes and squash.  But first thing’s first: keep the rosemary and chocolate mint alive.