Day 27 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.
I have Farmer’s Markets on my brain today. We’ve been waiting since April for the local market to open and the day is finally here! I have been looking forward to this ever since I put Ingredient #32 on my Capsule Kitchen list.
I’m not sure what produce is in season right now, other than the last of the asparagus and strawberries. We’ve tried the local asparagus twice - once on the grill and once in the oven, per Rhonda’s suggestion. I think asparagus must be an acquired taste that we just haven’t quite acquired.
Friends are saying that strawberries are very expensive this year. I’m guessing the excessive rain has affected the crop. Even so, I hope to buy a quart. There’s nothing like the taste of a Michigan strawberry.
Our local farmer’s market is close and we do appreciate it. Some other market experiences come to mind as well.
Hometown Farmer’s Market
Holland, Michigan (our hometown) has a wonderful Farmer’s Market. When we lived in our sticks-n-bricks home I visited the market on an occasional basis.
The first month after selling our house, we stayed at a RV park near Holland. After traveling the country the year before, I knew that a good Farmer’s Market is hard to find.
I made a point of visiting the Holland Farmer’s Market twice a week to load up on fresh produce. I missed that market when we moved on.
A Favorite Farmer’s Market
During our first year of RVing we stayed a week in Chico, California. Our main reason for going was to visit friends.
We returned to Chico during our second year of travel. This time it wasn’t about the friends - they moved out of state a few months earlier. We returned for the Farmer’s Market.
Okay, not exactly for the Farmer’s Market. We were overnighting in a campground less than 2 hours away that was not all it was advertised to be. When we were considering where to go for the remainder of the week, we decided to return to Chico.
The Farmer’s Market was a nice perk.