I love our neighborhood Midtown Farmer's Market > go here for more information and to vote for your favorite local market. It is much smaller then the also lovely St. Paul Farmer's Market yet carries its own charms. Along with many Hmong vegetable farmers with killer low prices on fresh, naturally grown produce, there are the crepe makin' ladies (I don't know the actual name of their business but they make beautiful buckwheat crepes to order and today I saw madelines!), the > Youth Farm and Market Project where kids sell hand-harvested herbs and vegetables all grown by themselves (so fun and the kids are just so cute, hawking their goods) and delicious, traditionally and locally made > Real Bread.
After spending a mere 20$ on enough veggies to last us a week (collard green, cucumbers, kale, rough-looking but good-tasting carrots, pastured organic eggs, green and yellow pole beans, green bell peppers, snap peas, young purple, golden and white onions, and a bunch of rapini), we came home and I made a simple salad of cucumber, diced red onion, sliced grapes, cherry tomatoes from our garden, soprasetta salami, > Kerrygold Irish Cheddar with soft boiled eggs on top. We had homemade sprouted wheat, oat, sunflower seed and cornmeal bread (very loosely adapted from a recipe in > this book Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros) on the side topped with Kerrygold butter and my homemade strawberry, raspberry and currant jam! It was quite delish and so I think you might enjoy this virtual treat:
Saving the best for last, a sweet pic of my sleepy baby, Eliza who must wait for her nap until we have eaten!: