Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Road Side Farmer's Market

C and I took an adventure a couple weekends ago, and went zip lining in Athens, Texas.  It's around 2 1/2 hours east of downtown Dallas, and very country.  I loved it, reminded me of being back home in the UP.  I'll share the zip lining pictures I have soon, but one of the best parts of the trip was on the way home when we stopped at a fresh fruit and veggie stand on the side of the road.  They had a good variety for just being outside some one's house, so we dug in!
I didn't buy one of the watermelons, so I can't tell you if they were good or not (however, the peaches were amazing.)  I thought they looked really beautiful though, and the sign saying please put your money in the honor box made me smile.  Love the small town trust :)
Basket of peppers, and some kind of squash.  Although not really sure what kind of squash.  Anyone know?
The fresh tomatoes were so great!  I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with them, but got an idea from a fellow twitter friend to make fresh tomato sauce, and the tomatoes were perfect for it.  I'll post about that tomorrow! 
I'm always excited to find fresh veggies and fruit, I think it tastes so much better than normal store bought.  There are a couple Farmer's Markets around the Dallas area that I hope to be hitting up soon, anyone has any suggestions let me know!
Happy Wednesday, see you back here tomorrow :)


  1. Those are patty pan squash and they're delicious.

  2. Grams - Thanks for the info. Any tips on how to cook them?

  3. I found those at our co-op once and I think I just cleaned,trimmed, and quarted them and used them like any other squash. They'd probably be good in risotto or a frittata. (ps your brownies are delicious!)