South Louisiana’s climate allows growing seasons all year long. No matter the time of year there is always something being harvested. The farmers markets in the area offer an array of vegetables and fruits on a regular basis. As we travel north, the farmers markets we find are generally seasonal. In our travels this is one aspect we have to continually remember as we search for local produce. Continue reading “End of the Season”
Cajun French: Jeudi (ju-dee) – Thursday
Finding a city with two farmers markets is like hitting a jackpot. That is what we found in Georgetown, TX — one is a Saturday market, Wolf Ranch Farmers Market, and the other is a Thursday market, Georgetown Farmers Market.
Being able to shop a farmers market twice a week allows us exposure to more local produce and products, usually by different farmers and vendors, expanding the possibilities for our cooking. Continue reading “Georgetown, TX Farmers Market”
Cajun French: le fromage (lu frō-maj) – cheese
We visit so many farmers markets, you would think they all begin to look the same. Absolutely not! Each is different even though some have similar veggies and other products. One of the things we enjoy is visiting different areas and seeing what is in season since each growing season is different for each area. Continue reading “Wolf Ranch Farmers Market, Georgetown, TX”
Cajun French: le jardinage (lu jar-deen-aj) – vegetables
It’s really kind of ironic that we are dedicated locavores considering we full time RV and constantly change our location. Maybe because of this, Saturday’s have a special meaning for us – farmers markets!
Continue reading “Brazos Valley Farmers Market, Bryan, TX”
Cajun French: la chaudière (la shō-dee-air) – cooking pot
Saturday weather was not getting any better as we headed north to Elton, LA. It was still cold, windy, and dreary – not the type of day to head out to a festival, but we were on our way. Continue reading “Coushatta Farmers Market, Elton, LA”
Cajun French: le récoltier (lu rā-kōl-tee-ā) – farmer
We’ll admit it – we are addicted. Everyone is addicted to something and we are no different. Every Saturday morning, our adrenaline starts pumping and we begin planning for our adventure. The excitement is even more if we are in a new location. Off we go headed to the local farmers market and our fix for the week. Continue reading “A New Pavilion, A Great Market”
Cajun French: le miel (lu mee-el) – honey
The parking area was packed with police directing traffic and volunteers assisting in the parking lot. The crowd was sometimes three deep and tables hard to see. This was our introduction to the Beaumont Farmers Market. In seeking out farmers markets as we RV around the country, Beaumont has an excellent start on a very active local farmers market. We were impressed both with the produce offered and the local support. Continue reading “Beaumont, TX Farmers Market”
Cajun French: le cabri (lu ka-bree) – goat (general)
NOTE: This market is no longer operating
The goats were staring at us through the fence, curious creatures. Then we saw a group of people visiting; drinking coffee and eating fresh baked bread and sweets. We must be in the right place – WesMar Farms Dairy Market in Moreauville, LA.
What are two Pescatarians doing at a dairy market? That is the question we asked ourselves the first time we visited the WesMar Farms Dairy Market. Never ones to pass up an opportunity to visit a farmers market of any kind, we ventured to WesMar to see what was offered. Continue reading “WesMar Farms Dairy Market”
Friends accuse us of planning our travels around Farmers Markets and they are correct. As we have said before, we are addicted to Farmers Markets. Most of our weekly groceries are purchased at Farmers Markets and we enjoy the variety and freshness that the markets offer. No market is too small for us to visit because we always find something interesting. Continue reading “Junction City, KS Farmers Market”
Fall means college football and nowhere is a better example than South Louisiana where there is a sea of purple and gold on any given Saturday. Being in North Platte, NE for the first Saturday football game night in Tiger Stadium, we wore our purple and gold. Having lived in Omaha, NE a very long time ago, we know how important football is to NE; almost as important as it is in South Louisiana. Continue reading “North Platte, NE Farmers Market”