Best way to start my Saturday: the Farmers Market

Absolutely adore farmers markets! Seriously! There’s just something about them. Maybe it’s the fact that the veggies are so fresh there’s still dirt hanging on; the smell of the fruit is so insanely intense; that you’re surrounded by people who want to know where their food comes from. Whatever it is, it’s thrilling. I vividly remember the first time we went to the Market in town. My husband and I had just moved to Leesburg and–like absolutely ridiculous tourists–chronicled the adventure with a series of photographs. Him posing at the artisan bread stand, me with the potatoes and butternut squash. It was sadly cute! We even arranged the goods we purchased in a very Food Networkmanner on the kitchen counter and took shot after

The photo shoot. Sorry it's so small--actually had to scan it. Before I went digital.

shot. Reason why? The food was simply beautiful, to look at and to taste!

Initially it was just fruits and veggies, but we then branched out to eggs, poultry, and meats. Compare a store-bought egg to a farm fresh egg sometime! My husband is a total convert and requests “farm fresh” now. I purchase mine from Chicama Run. (Be sure to check them out during Loudoun’s Farm Tour weekend. It’s fantastic and good for adults and kids!). And a cut of grass-fed angus? Please, don’t get me started! And the chicken isn’t yellowed and wrinkly as it sometimes appears in grocery stores. Last Saturday the poultry vendor told me, “Now these were just butchered on Thursday, so be sure to put them in the freezer if you don’t plan to use it in the next few days.” Thursday! Now that’s fresh.

Find your local Farmers Market and savor!

On the road again,

Ms. Thrifty

This entry was published on August 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm and is filed under In and around Leesburg. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Best way to start my Saturday: the Farmers Market

  1. Ella Anne on said:

    Had some peaches from the market and were they ever delicious! Thanks for the tips!

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