Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Destination Durham: Durham Farmer's Market

Growing up, we got our fresh fruits and veggies from our garden, or my grandparent's garden. Now that I live somewhere I can't have a couple acres for my garden, I realize that the rest of the world gets their fix at the local farmer's market.

The Durham Farmer's Market is one not to be missed. Filled with local vendors, sweet and savory goodies and scents from heaven, you can spend hours there just looking at everything.

Some of my favorite vendors are Angel's Nest Bakery, with their wonderful baked goods and sweets that always sell out, Lil Farm, with beautiful vegetables and flowers, Emma's Desserts, serving fried pies and tarts and Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm, which has wonderful sausage and steaks.

Walker loves it too. I give him his own money and he picks how he wants to spend it. Typically on a cookie on a stick or a cupcake, then lemonade and whatever else he can squeeze out of his leftover change. 

This past Saturday included a cooking competition between three local chefs - kinda like iron chef. Their main ingredient was squash and they came up with different dishes for the audience to try. Best thing about the day was dinner that night - I cooked corn on the cob with sliced tomatoes, pan-fried zesty Italian sausage and fresh sliced bread. It was my farmer's market special of the day!


So what about you guys? Do you visit your local farmer's market? What do you love most about it?





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5 comments:

  1. such pretty colors! they're practically jumping off the screen! love the photos

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  2. I love farmers markets! My husband and I walk to our local one every Saturday during the summer to pick up fresh produce for our Sunday night dinners.

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  3. I love the fresh veggies - Caitlyn loves the miniature train rides!

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  4. First off, I don't know how I didn't know you were in Durham, but me, too! And I have been DYing to get to the Farmer's Market, so hopefully soon! Great pics, thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Wendy - I love your photos...one of the things I love at the Durham Farmers Market is the CHEESE! We've had fun trying out some of the local dairy farm goodies! Thanks for showing off Durham - it's a great place to live!!

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