Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lucky Locavore !!

Look at this amazing mound of glorious peppers athta I found at our local Farmer's Market! The colors are delightful and the veggies emit vitamins, energy and healthy living, never mind great photo opportunities!!!!
lo·ca·vore noun \ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr\
Definition of LOCAVOR: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible

Judging by the pictures below you might think that I am promoting the eating of flowers! I am not ,believe me!!! I am most excited, however, about the wonderful Farmers Markets that are growing in and around my local area. This past weekend I made a point of getting out of the house early to catch the best offerings at the Farmer's Market located at Hurkamp Park in Old Town Fredericksburg. It was a delightful feast for the tummy and eyes! There were mountains of fresh veggies, many grown without pesticides, pots of herbs, local honey, wonderful baked goods, locally raised meats, delectable cheeses and flowers, flowers, flowers!!!

I was fascinated by these glorious Celosias with their deep jewel toned colors and exquisitely intricate forms. They remind me of Brain coral.

There were so many happy families of all kinds, checking out all of the offereings and smiling and chatting with friends and neighbors, new and old. It was such an uplifting atmosphere, so positive and sunny. If you do ahve a Farmers Market anywhere in your area, I must encourage you to seek it out and join in ! It will make your day a much happier and healthier one, I guarantee it!!!

Many of these bouquets warrant a watercolor painting, perhaps I will be inspired to dig out my brushes and paints!!!
Here on this day after Labor Day I would like to thank all of the farmers all over our country who work such incredibly long hours with such passions and persistance to bring us such healthy and wondrous offerings to help us feed our families healthy, delicious and LOCALLY grown foods!!!


Patti G. said...

Elizabeth, the peppers and foods and lovely flowers are fantastic! We have a local farmers market and we go and enjoy. The foods,smells and handmade goods!Amazing!
Have a great week!

Anna said...

The farmers market here is amazing too. Fruits and vegetables, meats, jewelry, music even a potter throwing pots! The "City Market" group sponsored a Farm Tour yesterday. 18 farms participated!

Plays with Needles said...

Wonderful pictures Elizabeth!! Thanks for sharing the trip -- I can see why you are SO inspired! I'd love to have all those peppers roasted...


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