Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Portland Farmers Market

Last Saturday my husband and I went into downtown Portland to the farmers market, OMG this thing was fabulous. I have been to many farmers markets before but this one offers many things I have never seen before. The best deal that we found was an outstanding buy of a 5 lb. bag of fresh blueberries for $10.00; my head was spinning on all the things I could whip up. We saw many varieties of fingerling potatoes, from the standard red, Yukon gold, purple to ones they call a red apple. I had also heard that if an artichoke goes to flower that it is gorgeous, I am happy to report that it is true. We had so much fun just going from one vendor to another, If you have not yet taken the opportunity to visit your local farmers market I would highly suggest that you make the time and enjoy the people, food and all that your local area has to offer.









HUGE RED PEPPER


PURPLE BELL PEPPER


RAINBOW CHARD





CRANBERRY BEANS



All pretty cool stuff...Go check out your local Farmers Market !


13 comments:

Sonya said...

Growing up we went to the Farmer's Market in Portland a few times and I loved it everytime. The veggies always looked so much better than what you can get in the stores.

Selba said...

So nice to see the pictures of farmers market. It's a bit different than ours here in Indonesia. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Great pictures, MaryBeth. The farmers markets are full of wonderful stuff right now. I have to be careful that I don't buy way more than I can ever use. I want to take everything home.

Grace said...

i want a purple pepper and that's all there is to it.

Lisa said...

Nice photos. I love that purple pepper! Thanks for sharing your day at the market.

Donna-FFW said...

So enjoyed your pictures. I dont know that Ive evr seen a purple pepper. That red one is huge!What a steal on the blueberries.

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful produce, the purple pepper is really neat! That's an excellent farmer's market!

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Katherine Aucoin said...

what a beuatiful Farmer's Market. The rainbow chard is a unique find.

FOODnTRAVELla said...

Wow! What a clean and beautiful Farmer's Market! And also fresh and 'gigantic' colorful pepper.

Melody said...

What a nice farmers market. I just got sushi from my farmers market last week. YUM!

biz319 said...

Wow, that's a lot of selection! Mine isn't nearly as big, but I love to go - its one of my favorite things to do during the summer! :D

teresa said...

i have half a mind to move to oregon just for your markets! how fun!

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