Imagine your favorite weekend farmers market. Think of all of the colorful, fresh produce, creamy cheeses and butters, warm baked goods, and local snacks and sweets that you can’t wait to add to your market basket. Pretty great, right? I absolutely love visiting our local markets in the summertime. And I think that knowing exactly where your food is coming from, whose garden it grew in, who baked the bread, or who churned the butter, is increasingly important in this day and age where the divide between where our food comes from and how it gets to our tables has grown steadily more difficult to track. Read more...(915 words, 9 images, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
This summer was a summer of firsts for our family. We’d moved to a new place, so every day seemed like an adventure for a while, as we navigated our way through our new town. One of the things I was incredibly excited to find on our exploration was our amazing local farmers market. Actually, Indianapolis is lucky to be home to many amazing markets, but we frequented the Carmel Farmers Market, because it was close to home. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! We love to grab a delicious, savory breakfast crepe (Avery prefers Nutella and Banana) or a “Walking Waffle”, and wander around the beautiful vendors booths, filling our bag with fresh baked pastries and breads, amazing produce, and so much more. Read more...(1266 words, 11 images, estimated 5:04 mins reading time)
Warmer weather means better produce! This quick and delicious side dish is the perfect thing to throw together after a visit to the farmer’s market on a warm spring day, or even just a visit to the local grocery store.
I started by prepping all of my veggies. I chopped up a bright, yellow pepper, and some crisp green onions. I thinly sliced up a bright green zucchini, and then peeled and chunked up a small eggplant. Finally, I halved a pint of grape tomatoes
Then, it was time to cook! Read more...(456 words, 8 images, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)