Friday, July 10, 2009

Dallas Farmers Market Summer Goodness

 Our roommates introduced me to the Dallas Farmers Market, and I was totally impressed. We only visited the two massive open-air buildings that house the fresh produce section, and it was fantastic. The brilliant colors, fresh summer fruit (with free samples), and the people watching... great stuff.
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From Summer 2009

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From Summer 2009

Then I started playing with the feature on the camera that highlights one color
From Summer 2009

From Summer 2009

From Summer 2009

From Summer 2009

I officially LOVE the Farmers Market.

And as I looked over the photos before posting it hit me that I can't believe I actually live in Texas and that a cowboy in a plaid shirt and a cowboy hat sold me fruit. *shakes head*... my life has taken me to such opposite parts of the world.


Jaimie said...

Those strawberries look AMAZING.

Jaimie said...

Wow, the end of that cyber-attack article was the most interesting. What they said about North Korea, China and the USA. Very interesting.

Alida said...

I love the photos from the market!! We get most of our produce from the outdoor markets here instead of shopping at the supermarket for everything!

This Heavenly Life said...

I loved your quick takes! I'll have to stalk around on your other blogs too, now because I'm thoroughly interested. Hope you don't mind? :)

I was pretty amazed that the cyber attacks didn't make more of a dent in the news too. This seems pretty major to me, and we've all been like 'Oh, what can NKorea actually do...they're tiny and insignificant...' but if they can accomplish such a massive infiltration of our cyber world, that's a big deal. To me anyway.

Beautiful produce photos. Now my mouth is watering.

Bethany said...

Oh wow- this is such a fun, gorgeous post! I went to a farmer's market in Milwaukee and really enjoyed it! Great photos :)

Kars said...

Hey Kac, i have a recipe for strawberry pie that i got this year. I've made it twice in the last month and really like it! Email me if you'd like the recipe. I don't have time to type it all up right now...

Annie Peterson said...

Farmer's Market! We have a great one in Kansas City, it's downtown... The first time I went it was still cold outside, and we went at 6 in the morning. It was FREEZING and there were just a few vendors there, mostly selling vegetables. Now if you go, it's exploded! There's fruit everywhere, tons of plants for sale, including beautiful orchids, there are some booths set up by the Amish with breads and cinnamon rolls. My favorite is how you can get two of those huge containers of strawberries for $5. I was craving a trip there this morning, but didn't end up going... Farmer's Markets are great!

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Haha! Sounds like a fun farmers' market adventure. :) I'm hoarding fruit too lol

Kelley said...

I love SYTYCD. I talk about it with my sis-in-laws since we all love it. Best show of the summer!

Anyway, about peaches and strawberries, here are my two recommendations (though they are a bit different than what you asked for, but I love them both!)

Peach Beehives in Hard Sauce
I did it a bit different though in that I used homemade pie dough and I didn't do a whole peach per person. It seemed weird to me that people would have to cut around the pit ... and just big. So I cut the peaches in half, pitted them and each person got a half portion. The sauce is SO good on it.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
I've never actually made it with the rhubarb. I love it strawberry/peach but any combo works. You just alter the amount of lemon and sugar to fit how tart you want it. I usually make it once a summer.