My family was in desperate need for some fresh veggies and fruit yesterday and it was also time for me to open Luke’s Baby Food Making Factory for the month. Even though a huge line of storms was coming our way I grabbed my rain coat, put Daddy Russ in charge of Baby Luke and ran to the Legacy Farmer’s Market up the highway.
The whole time I was driving there I could see this massive line of dark clouds in the distance and just kept hoping the weather would hold. Luckily, I was pretty much able to do all my shopping before WHOOSH!! The wind picked up, tents started blowing away, vendors were grabbing everything they could, shoppers went running for cars - basically absolute chaos broke out. I quickly tucked my head and hugged my bags to my chest and dashed to my car as well.
Minus the excitement of the storm, it is a really nice, simple farmer’s market. The people are friendly and there is a little bit of everything you expect at a farmer’s market (plants, flowers, veggies, fruits, food, handmade wares). There was also a couple food trucks so it’s perfect to take the family around lunch for a bite to eat while mom takes care of her shopping.
On my to-do list is to make a little herb garden. (From Have Spade, Will Travel)
Mouthwatering strawberries from Poteet, Texas. (From Boacon Farms)
I loved the way the vegetable colors jumped at you from their little white and blue baskets. (From Boacon Farms)
I used carrots in a variety of Luke’s recipes for this month’s meals. (From Boacon Farms)
Don’t these just make you want to sink your teeth in to them? (From Peralta Farms)
I was so intrigued to learn there was an olive ranch in Texas! Texas Olive Ranch out of Carrizo Springs produces delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
They offer a variety of flavor-infused olive oils including: Mesquite, Rattlesnake Cracked Pepper & Chipotle and Rio Orange. Oh, and by the way, to sample an olive oil you just take a shot of it!
To visit Texas Olive Ranch on Facebook click here.
Amazing organic shea butter from Hempsense Organics out of Canyon, Texas. The camera loved how all the packaging was different colors!
Handmade hemp soap with “superfoods” Himalayan salt, organic hemp oil, cocao butter and coconut oil.
A winged shopper.
What is your favorite thing to purchase at your local farmer’s market?
This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori