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”
The morning dawned cool; perfect for a farmers market in South Dakota. As most of you realize, we are addicted to farmers markets. If we are in an area with a farmers market we will be there when the market opens. So off to downtown Custer we went to shop the Custer Farmers Market. Continue reading “Custer, SD Farmers Market”
Our third farmers market in three days was in the Highland area of Denver, Colorado. It is a neighborhood farmers market featuring farm goods, prepared foods and crafts. Our nephew, Matthew Erley, lives in the Highland neighborhood and was anxious to show us their market.
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After our two week void of farmers markets we are making up for lost markets. Longmont Farmers Market is our second farmers market in three days. Since we are staying at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont and that is where the farmers market is, it was an easy and pleasant walk to the market on Saturday morning.
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The Boulder Farmers Market is a community gathering place offering not only fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy and other items yet also offering prepared foods and a grassy lawn to enjoy those foods while visiting. There was even a Balloon Man forming balloons into various objects for the children to wear and enjoy. After two weeks of no farmers market we were in Farmer Market Heaven!
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Cajun French: patriotisme – patriotism
The July 2nd Red Stick Farmers Market began this morning with the National Anthem played by a single trumpeter, John Gray. He began at one end of the market and walked slowly playing the National Anthem to the other end of the market. Everyone was in awe!
What a way to begin the July 4th Weekend!
Cajun French: le café (lu ka-fā) – coffee
The alarm sounds @ 5:30 am! I smell coffee and that helps a little. A cup of coffee later consciousness begins and I realize it’s time for a shower. By 7:30 we’re pulling out of the driveway heading for a farmers market — today is Saturday!
No matter where we are, we look for a Farmers Market to shop. Most frequently we are in the Baton Rouge, LA area and the Red Stick Farmers Market is our shopping experience. Our purchases from a typical farmers market makes up the majority of our weekly groceries.
Grab your basket and let’s go shopping!
Mais C’est Bon!
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