Saturday Morning Tradition

Y’all, I don’t know about you, but I have one Saturday tradition that I look forward too all week.  It’s the farmers market.  I literally look forward to getting up early, making my coffee in a to go cup and heading out to the farmers market.  My favorite one is about 30 minutes from where I live in Tampa.  It is an easy drive on the highway or back roads.  It’s especially fun when I take the Mustang convertible and shoot down the highway.  I have to laugh sometimes as I go through down town Tampa and I have my satellite radio jamming to country music.  I always get the strangest looks.  I do hope it’s the music….LOL.

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I love to find all the fresh treasures from local farmers and a few brought in from further away.  In the mid to late summer there were tomatoes stacked on carts all over the place.  I love vine ripe tomatoes.  I hate going to the store in the winter months and seeing those hot house tomatoes that just taste like wet cardboard.  I guess I was spoiled growing up.  We had gardens every year and I can definitely taste the difference in tomatoes that were left to ripen in a warehouse stacked mile high in boxes.

 

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I usually end up with apples, onions, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, avocados, squash,  watermelon, bananas and grapes.  Last weekend I got 6 large bags and I paid about $23.00 for it all.  I checked the prices at the grocery store later and figured it would have been about $39 if I’d gotten this all there.  Besides being less money, it’s fresh and has a lot less of the pesticides and such on them.   I just love spring and summer for all the fresh fruits and veggies.  Do y’all have a garden?  If not, do you utilize your local farmers markets?

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2 Comments on Saturday Morning Tradition

  1. avatar June Peacock // May 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm // Reply

    Where is this market located?

  2. June, its at I-4 and Branch Forbes road, just west of Plant City.

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