When we stumbled upon the Capital City Farmers Market earlier this month, we were like kids in a candy shop. Voted one of the Best 12 Farmer’s Markets by The Daily Green, this eclectic gem of a Farmers Market has been bringing local consumers and local producers together for over 30 years.
Music, samples, people watching, samples, incredible local farmers, samples. Let’s just say we’re big fans and Saturday mornings at the farmers market have become an extra special treat. What do we love? Walking in and brainstorming how to make a meal out of it all. Chatting with the vendors always inspires something new. Plus, there’s nothing better than supporting local food producers. The food’s tastier, more nutritious and *gasp*, fresh! Yes, we’re good food groupies and we just can’t hide it.
Here are our finds from our first week (brussel sprouts, grass fed tenderloin and Hartwell cheese… plus, locally cured Damn Fine bacon from our corner sto’: Uncommon Market.)
Special shout out to: Ploughgate Creamery in Albany, Vermont. Your Hartwell cheese is a dream. Cheese lovers: think Brie on steriods. Hypothetically speaking of course…
And here’s the meal we made out of it all:
It’s our weekly splurge on the new budget. An extra special dinner date made with love, all for under 40 bucks. As we like to say “Now that’s what’s up!” Be inspired, let loose – find a local farmers market near you.
Until we explore again,
A & H