farmers market finds

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast,grilling,Portland,summertime

Our last farmers market visit wasn’t only about berries (although I am still thinking of the raspberries, and cannot wait for this Saturday to get more!).

Some of our other farmers market finds -

We also sampled several tasty mustard flavors – and brought home our favorites.

Jason wants to use the dill mustard to grill something. I want to eat the garlic mustard with a spoon.

After walking around a bit, I needed breakfast.

The quesadillas made fresh on the spot got my attention – I could not walk by the wonderful smell. I ordered one, then watched the whole process.

Mine is the one in the middle, cooking away…

In a few minutes we had breakfast!

It was amazing. Fresh crisp veggies wrapped in fresh corn masa? Hit the spot!

Perfect with a blueberry lemonade, held high by Jason.

Walking around more, we stopped to watch making of kettle corn:

The caution tape is to keep people back while the corn pops – it flies far!

In action – flipping the kettle!

The kettle corn smelled great.

Other purchases we made included huge beets!

I took a reference photo:

Huge beet! Who could I share this with?

Bunches of beautiful kale

With a price of $1.25 a bunch for beets and kale, I am happy and my fridge is full.

We found beautiful marionberries

and I couldn’t pass them up!

Any fresh ideas for berry recipes? They are going fast, but I know where to find more! 

 

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn@slim-shoppin August 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Wow, that looks like a great farmers market!

I love the quesadilla – they don’t have that kind of thing at my farmers market.

Your pictures are amazing as usual :)

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2 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

thank you Jenn! <3

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3 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles August 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Gosh, farmers’ markets just plain rock.
I’m with ya on the mustard – just give me a spoon! YUM!

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4 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

we love all mustard… these are really good! :D

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5 Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses August 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Aren’t fm’s just the BEST?! I don’t think our prices are much lower than grocery stores, though. I’m not sure why. We’ve been harvesting our own kale this whole summer {which is low} so I couldn’t believe we spend $2.50 for a bunch of kale. It called me with its splendid ruffles, however…just couldn’t pass it up! I forgot to tell you that we also met a garlic grower and he gave us a SWEET deal on garlic bulbs because we told him a friend {that’s YOU} mentioned juicing it!

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6 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I wish I had grown kale this year! some things are (seem??) priced lower than the store, and even if not, it’s organic and local, so that’s a plus! :D

yay garlic grower – SO good in juice! XXO

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7 lindsay August 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm

are you tempting me to come back to Portland to go to this farmers market?? If so, its sooo working!

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8 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

yes!! come back – Basil misses you! <3

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9 Kris | iheartwellness.com August 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

A fresh berry crisp never is wrong in my books….plus eating fresh berries on goat yogurt!!! YUM!

I swoon for goat cheese and mustard too!!

xxoo

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10 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I love fruit crisp, with extra crisp! ;)

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11 Eden August 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Nice dirt ya got there ;)

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12 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

want some??

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13 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I always end up salivating whenever I visit a farmers market! Gorgeous produce, who wouldn’t right?

You can try making berry tarts or parfaits? With a “healthy twist” ;)

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14 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

we LOVE the farmers market!! :) mmm, a tart sounds great!

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15 Roz@weightingfor50 August 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Your pictures are freakin’ fantastic!!!!! Know what??? I want a goat too!!! But I live in a condo. And our cat wouldn’t be happy! :) One day!!!! Have a great Tuesday.

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16 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

ha – no, the cat wouldn’t be happy, and you probably wouldn’t either when the goat chewed up your condo! ;)

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17 hihorosie August 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

What a fun morning at the farmer’s market! Everything looks so good and that quesadilla? Oh my. Snarfalicious! I’ll pass on the baa-goat cheese. Never been a fan. Too goaty. ha ha! But kettle corn? yes please! Fresh beets? uh huh. Kale, juice, berries…goes on and on. That mustard looks so good. I want some of that! But that quesadilla would definitely stop me in my tracks too. Now I’ll be dreaming of it all day. Thanks.

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18 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 11:57 am

the quesadilla was amazing. just perfect.

too goaty!! ha – never heard that one! ;) BAAAA.

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19 Rivki locker August 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

What a fantastic trip you had. I’m anxiously awaiting fresh local blackberries. I think they’ll be just a couple more weeks.

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20 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I bet they will – tis the season! we have a bunch right across the street from our front yard, and I’ve been sampling them occasionally;) they’re finally getting sweet! :D

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21 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :D

And the popcorn hazard … teehee ;)

On the berries: Stuff them into the blender with frozen banana or peaches and some almond milk and make icecream from them!

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22 spabettie August 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Mmm, I should make raspberry ice cream when I get more this weekend… :D

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23 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Oh, and my dad would make berry liquor, from berries and some sugar and a bottler of liquor. He mixes it all and lets it sit in a big bottle for two weeks (berries have to by covered so they don’t get foul). I once came home in the semester break, and the window sill in my room was full of my dad’s brewing bottles. :D

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