Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This Little Blogger Went To Market

Passing Notes Today :  Mrs. Kelly

Hey girls, 

If you are getting ready for Thanksgiving this week and looking for a way to save money and have fun with the family, you should check out the Public Market.  We're so lucky in Rochester to have an awesome, nationally renowned public market.  But even if you don't live here, you can take advantage of farm markets and co-ops to get fresh, locally grown produce at good prices.  Beyond the prices and the amazing goods, I love people watching!  It's also a free outing for the family!  All good things.

Check out these gorgeous tomatoes.  

Looks like we're not the only ones who love going to the market!

How can an Irish girl pass up potatoes?

This is one of my new favorite flowers.  
It's a cabbage flower and it cost me a whopping $1.00

The kids loved seeing the chickens.

So many apples, so little time.

My kids also love the bagel sticks.  
They cost 75 cents and are worth every penny!

Discussing the looming fiscal cliff over bagel sticks.

There's something for everyone here.  
If you're not into veggies, you could try one of these:

I'm so excited for Holidays at the Market!

As we were heading out, we caught these girls entertaining the crowd.  They were awesome musicians and made me want to go buy a fiddle.  

We spent less than 20 dollars at the market and here is what we bought.  Oh, and that round thing in between the carrots and potatoes is a pumpkin cheesecake.  It cost $3.00 (including tax) and was AMAZING. 

Tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, pumpkin cheesecake and cabbage flower
 My dollar beauty

And finally, I thought this sign summed it up:

It reads, "You can't buy happiness but you can buy local."  I love this sentiment and this place. Our family has such a great time here.  It's definitely something I'm thankful for.  Plus, our Thanksgiving feast will be affordable thanks to all our savings in groceries.  Score!

Anyone else have some awesome farm markets they frequent?  What are your favorite things to buy?

Eating pumpkin cheesecake,

Mrs. Williams Comment:  Oh, Mrs. Kelly, seeing the images of the Public Market brings me back to the days when our boys were babies and awake at 5:00am.  By 7:00am every Saturday we were ready to get out of the house.  Do you know what's open at 7 am?  You guessed it, the Public Market.  I agree with you completely, it's a special place.  Even more special now that I see there's fried twinkies for sale.  We should probably grab them now since the future of Twinkies is at risk.

Mrs. Gosling comment:  Your pictures make me so happy (Mrs. W, I am sure that you and I crossed paths way back when, with our Bjorns and coffees in hand).  I love the public market.  It's so wonderful to teach the kiddies where food comes from, locally.  It looks like you had a really special day! 


Moe said...

What an awesome place. You locals are lucky, for sure. I must plan a visit next time I am home. We have lots of smaller farmers markets here in Richmond, but the oldest, biggest one in the city has gone downhill in recent years. A lot of people feel it has bad juju because it was the site of a market of an entirely different kind back in the day - the market where slaves were sold. So yeah...its history doesn't exactly put one in the local retail spirit.

But Rochester's! Wow. The cabbage flowers are amazing. How have I never seen them before? And $3 cheesecake? That's enough to make the Golden Girls move up from Miami. But those bagel sticks...must hide that picture from Atticus before he tries to eat my computer screen.

Naptime Notebook said...

Yes, come up to the Rochester market! It's worth the drive for the bagel sticks. And Santa is coming there soon. Also, you could do a few jigs and reels at the market and I'll put out hat for change...xmas money!! - Mrs. K. :)

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