Saturday, September 15, 2007

Window Shopping

There may be something wrong with people who window shop for food. I started to question my wife’s sanity and my own sanity on Friday night when we stated to make plans to visit the Georgia Farmers Market in Forrest Park. We had all the fresh vegetables we could possibly use already so Saturdays visit to this market was total tourism! It was as beautiful fall morning, the first of the season. The sun was bright in a blue sky with a surprising cool breeze. This setting can make green onions look like art.

This is perhaps the only place in town to get the full assortment of the bounty found on Georgia’s local farms.

Muscadines were the big surprise. These guys were the size of plums and sweet as candy. The carrots were enormous as well.

We didn’t get to try these, but they look good. The assortment of colors here are as astounding as the sheer size of this place.

The place is full of acres of stalls with vendors selling small bags of agave and pallets of tomatoes. We couldn’t help but leave with a few locally grown tomatoes. Theses turned out the be the best we’ve tasted all season! We (ok my wife) turned these into a tasty treat on pitas with mozzarella and cilantro.

Maybe we’re not crazy after all.


Chris said...

Looks like a great place! I will have to visit. The pictures are fabulous...

Its good to see a post from you J. :) Have a great week!

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

Beautiful photos. Are those cactus pears?

JANET said...

Looks like Georgia had some good gardening weather this year!