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This week’s Farmer’s Market best pics..

Farmers market best of

left:- Heirloom Cranberries, right: Granny Smith’s are my fave..these blushing ones were too good to pass up!

Things are beginning to wind down at the farmers market and the lack of pics testifies to that. The onions and garlic are getting smaller, the carrots fewer, the beets a little less abundant. But that is exactly what I like about it. Nature forces you to vary your consumption by what it will and will not allow you to yield.

Here in the USA it’s coming up to the holiday of Thanksgiving, and the traditional side dish of ‘cranberry sauce’ is about to make its annual debut. One farm vendor had an amazing basket of heirloom cranberries for sale that had me drooling…that paired with the blushing granny smith apples had my mind dancing with pie ideas…or maybe an apple cranberry sauce..

all images by cravenmaven

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This week’s Farmer’s Market best pics..

I took another friend to the Farmer’s Market for the first time this weekend. She is a senior citizen and as such gets discount coupons for all fresh produce! There are so many great incentives that allow every budget to shop at the market and I really love that. Welfare, seniors, you name it its covered. Besides, the prices in of themself are not at all cost prohibitive, I got a bunch of cilantro the size of my head for a mere $2! Here are some of this week’s best pics:

Farmers market best of

Clockwise from top left:- Potatoes potatoes potatoes!, The most bountiful basket of oyster mushrooms i’ve seen, the large courgette that doesn’t fit in the frame was at least a foot and a half long, pumpkins are still holding down at the market, i’m determined to try as many varieties as possible before the season ends.

all images by cravenmaven

This weeks farmers market jaunt…

I introduced some friends to the farmers market this week. It was so nice to see them get excited about all the great produce, engage in conversation with the various farmers and growers and see them walk away with maitake mushrooms excited to try them. Here are some of the markets best pics:

Farmers market best of

Clockwise from top left:- Sprouts on the stem, Yeti’s love hot cider according to red jacket orchards, my mum loves honey crisp apples, rupert cheese by consider bardwell farms is one of the yummiest cows milk cheeses i’ve ever tasted.

all images by cravenmaven

This weeks Farmers Market jaunt..

A trip to my local farmers market yielded good results this week. I always take a pic or two and thought I would share with you all some of my favourites.

Farmers market best of

Clockwise from top left:- Market cash has to be one of my most treasured currencies, produce from red jacket orchards, purple cauliflowers, spiced apple cider, turnips and carrots, aubergines tomatillos carrots and scallions from a new farmer development project, raspberry apple juice from red jacket farms and brussell sprouts on the stem.

all images by cravenmaven