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Monday, January 21, 2013

~New Farmers Markets on Trial~


Early this month our area began trials on a Farmers Market run by SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Gardening Eurobodalla)
I'm really really hoping that these markets are successful enough to keep going!!!

Above are Purple Carrots grown by Queen Street Growers
Old Mill Road was there also with produce and fresh organic chickens


At the start of the market looking down towards the Moruya River


Backdrop...The Moruya River


Fresh Basil in the pot


The most beautiful produce......




Honey


Potatoes


Garlic strung up

A fantastic first market......if sales are anything to go by these markets were a huge SUCCESS!!!
And dinner that night......Basil Pesto Pasta and Garden Salad

18 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful produce, and the location looks pretty good too. I hope they keep going.

Palomasea said...

Farmer's Markets...what a blessing, dear Dzintra! And I wonder whether in your climate they could run year-round?
I am always so excited when June rolls around, and the FM open...they have really become mainstays around here, and oh, what a difference!
Your dinner sounds delicious, my friend!
By the way, I absolutely must run out to get the new DH magazine.
Are you having a bit of a reprieve from the heat? How is JoJo doing?
Sending love to you,
- Irina

Fiona said...

There is nothing like fresh home grown veges.. it always tastes nicer... and fresh basil pesto is a favourite of mine...
Hugz

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

All looks very healthy, even the sunshine :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Beautiful photos !! I love Farmers Markets. It's so lovely seeing all that lovely fresh produce, and being able to shop outside. Purple carrots are fun aren't they, and tasty too. I hope the markets are succesful

Kath said...

all that fabulous produce! let's hope shoppers bought lots and the market will keep going. I'd love to try the purple carrots!

Love from snowy England!

At My September Cottage said...

I just love Farmer's Markets, especially in Winter when you cam buy the most delicious organic vegetables to make soup. I am really glad yours was such a success! I have never tasted purple carrots.

Nat Palaskas said...

I hope it stays too Dzintra. Those purple carrots look colourful and you know how I would love to dye with them haha! Keep me update with the market okay - have a good night...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY FUN are those purple carrots my dear! Imagine the soup you could make with those? I love an open-air market and my trouble is that I eat my way through all the stalls! My time living in France and going to school there meant that my walk from the house to the school was lined in village merchants selling all kinds of goodies. By the time I finished my three mile walk to class, I had already eaten two breakfasts!

I feel like potato soup tonight. CREAM of potato soup!

Enjoy thinking up recipes! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING MY DEAR (from my perspective!) I am off to go teach today, but I wanted to come by to respond! WE ARE HAVING SUCH A CHILL here; it was -7 F yesterday and we don't get our "heat wave" (around 20 above) until the end of the week, so purple carrot soup sounds really good right now! OO! I wonder if you could make purple carrot cake?

ENJOY THINKING of the possibilities! Anita

Jeni said...

How beautiful the produce looks ...bet you came home with a basket full.................

Palomasea said...

Dear friend...these photos are making me crave Summer! Especially in this frosty air...
I'm so glad you have a bit of a cool down...what a relief!
How are you doing, dear Dzintra?
The singing going well? :)
I really hope to have the cook up posted by next weekend...we shall see...
Can't wait to read about yours!
Have a splendid weekend...
Big hugs and much love,
- Irina

Cathy said...

We have a Farmer's market that is becoming very popular in Launceston...its great to see and their produce is much better quality!

AusMarketsDir said...

Looks like such a great market - love the beets photos!

Farmers Local Markets

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA! Thank you for viewing my new cards for my Etsy shop. That is about my level of artistry in illustration, but it is fun. CHEERS MY DEAR! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Dzintra!

Thank you my dear, for coming over TWICE! And do tell me if you ever make CARROT CAKE with those purple carrots! Love, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH THAT WOULD BE DELISH and very pretty to photograph...a purple carrot cake with cream cheese frosting...oh dear, do NOT get me started! YUM! Anita

Cathy said...

Beautiful veggies! I have always wanted to try purple or different colored carrots~ A feast~ ♥

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