Monday, April 18, 2011

Finger Lakes Mini-Vacation- Final Post

Ithaca Farmer's Market on a beautiful, cool Spring day.



One of the floral stands.



Mushrooms growing!



Delicate Spring blooms.



Before my felting blog threatens to become a travel blog...

...I'll end with our visit to the wonderful Ithaca Farmer's Market.

This market is a cooperative with 150 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York...

...and we found many wonderful things there to buy (or desire!). :)

Being that we were traveling and without cooking facilities...

...we had to pass on the gorgeous fressssh eggs, mushrooms and flowers. :(

I did buy some lovely jam, honey, apples, parsnips and cheese, though...

...and drank the best cup of hot cider I've had in years!

People who live close to a thriving market like this are lucky...

...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this locavore movement keeps growing and soon spreads to my neck of the woods!!

11 comments:

vilterietje said...

oh heather, fresh food is só good!
we don't eat it always, but our neighbours have a big garden and they sometimes bring in fresh tomatoes, onions, carrots, strawberries and so on. in return i cook or bake something for them.
the home grown food is so much more tasteful, love it:)

Me and Bis said...

Great photos! Enjoying your travel blog as well as the felting. Thanks for sharing both!

Terrie said...

Farmer's market is always my favour place to visit, to see the fresh and color produce is so pleasant.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! Yes..it was such a beautiful day and lovely market. We bought cheese with fenugreek seeds in it that was absolutely amazing, and I'm still enjoying it!!

Janee Lookerse said...

Oh wow, that place looks fantastic.

xoxo
Janee

Viltalakim said...

loooks like a very interesting trip you had! I bought some vegetable plants for my own garden today. so I hope to ahve fresh vegetables this summer:) tastes so much better.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Janee!
Kim--With your green thumb, I know you'll have some delicious meals this Summer! XXO-

Dawn Edwards said...

I've loved this series of posts... It's the next best thing to having been along on your adventure (minus all the laughter;-)... Great photos, too. So glad that you had such a wonderful time.

Heather Woollove said...

Next time, Dawn...you must come along! XXO-

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

You had me at...mushrooms. nom!

Heather Woollove said...

Lisa--I know...isn't it so interesting how they grow?..and they certainly couldn't be any fresher! :)