Saturday, August 15, 2009

Farmer's Market

Ron and I go to the Farmer's Market in Templeton, CA every Saturday morning!

It's close to home and we like that it's held at the community park.

This is the entrance to the Farmer's Market.

Aside from drivers who don't know what "Park Parallel" means, parking is usually available, except during holiday/parade days.

Sometimes we go straight for the Tomato stand on the corner.

When we have more time, we go to the end of the row and work our way back.

But today, we went to our favorite vendor for our usual massive amount of vegetables!

While Elde was sleeping in (just like a real vacation!), we loaded up on:

7 heads of Romaine
8 Zucchini
6 heads of Broccoli
1 head of cauliflower
1 three-pack of Strawberries
and 1 bunch of cilantro.

Sergio works the vegetable & fruit stand every week.

I can't remember a Saturday that he hasn't been in the stand.

And we've only missed three weekends in the last four years!

Sergio let us photograph him for my blog!

I'm looking forward to posting this and giving him the URL next week.

The two men who work here every week are very nice and they are VERY good and fast at math!

We also bought a bag of spicy lettuce mix from another vendor.

Total for today's Farmer's Market trip: $16.25. For ALL THIS..............!

We take several bags with us each week to avoid using more plastic bags.

But sometimes, it's necessary.

We also use a foldable, rolling cart to carry our produce around the market and back to the car.

On days like today, we have more than the cart can hold.

So I carry a bag or two. But here's the Vegetable Porter!

My work continues in the kitchen........

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