Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Visit to the Farmers Market

Today we left the house early (around 8:30) to check out the Franklin Farmers Market at The Factory.  It was a nice market...not exactly what we were used to in Dupont but it was lively.  The cool thing about this market is that it is partially under a pavilion cover, meaning there is shade -- a really great idea and it really helps keep things cooler!  Since we have our CSA veggies we didn't need to pick anything new up and we went to pick up our new meat CSA share (from Peaceful Pastures) so we also didn't need any meat.  Instead, we bought some fresh milk and strawberry gelato from Hatcher Family Dairy, some fresh eggs, and some cinnamon rolls and a loaf of French bread from Jone's Mill Bakery.

Our meat CSA looks like it will be delicious, too.  We only got the 1/2 share so we'll be picking up every other month (for a total of 3 pick ups).  This month we got:  2 whole chickens, 2 beef sirloin steaks, 2 NY strip steaks, 2 pounds of hot pork sausage, 4 pounds ground beef, 1 pound of cubed pork, and a huge beef roast.  All the meat is pastured/grass-fed so it should taste great and be super-healthy!  Only, now I wish we had purchased the full share.

Ethan had fun people-watching and promptly fell asleep as soon as we got back in the car!  Normally, we don't get out of the house until after his morning nap (meaning 10:30 is about the earliest we leave) but I think he liked this little change in routine.
Ethan is ready to go home!

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