Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hot date at the farmers market

It is 87 degrees outside, a Knozone Action Day and arguable feeling much hotter as my husband and I roamed the city streets at the Indianapolis Farmers Market at the City Market this afternoon.

I hadn't been to the City Market in about two years, and the one time I'd been, the selection was lacking. I was pleasantly surprised.

The streets were packed, adding to the stuffiness of the summer heat. And tables were swarming with fresh produce and eager shoppers.

Today, we opted to stock up on a few things we're unable to find at our around-the-corner markets. A large box of peaches, which will be chopped and likely frozen for an out-of-season winter treat. Summer squash and zucchini that were at least a foot long, earmarked for a few dishes I swore I'd try (when I actually remembered to buy enough of one or the other.)

The one thing I missed was the wax beans, which were snatched up while making my peach purchase. That is for another week, or at least I hope.


Anonymous said...

I'm in Bloomington! And it sure is miserable hot today! Our Farmer's Market was Saturday (also one on Tuesday evenings but not much there). I put up a few strawberries today and hoping to find a few more before they are gone! Next week I am going to grab a few beans too - we have a little garden but it was planted really late and nothing to harvest - yet!

Robbie said...

I have yet to go to the Bloomington market, though I've heard great things about it. Do you think it's worth the drive from Indy?

I will probably try to go in the fall after the local ones fall off.