Saturday, July 2, 2011

Farmer's Market trip

Bill, Lauren and I went to a couple of the Farmer's Markets in Peoria this morning.  Of course, I totally forgot my camera which bummed me out.  I was hoping to get some good pictures. 
The first market was at the Metro Centre.  I was disappointed at the amount of vegetables and fruits that were there that were not locally grown.  I felt like I was at the grocery store with all the stickers on the produce.  We did find two booths that had locally grown produce.  One was entirely organic which I really liked.  We saw a lot of onions, broccoli, cabbages, beets, and squashes.  We picked up some small cucumbers and some summer squash (which will be going on the grill tonight).  Ours are not ready yet.  A bakery was there selling fresh baked pretzels which Lauren loved and Bill and I each had a wonderful cheesy biscuit type bread that had cheddar and asiago cheeses as well as green onions and garlic.  I think they were called Zorbas?  I will have to get another one next time and double check the name. 
The other was the Peoria Riverfront Market .  We picked up some Ropp Jersey cheese there,  all natural cheeses from their own cows, that I really like.  Tomato basil garlic cheddar and bacon green onion cheddar.  
Pekin also has one on Thursday nights that we will try to visit this week.  I hope I remember my camera.  :)


Bridget said...

Always bugs me when I forget my camera and then there's some interesting blog material. Love Farmer's Markets, had a stall at one for 5 years.

HolleyGarden said...

Sounds like a great couple of markets. I have learned you have to ask where the produce was grown. Seems like false advertising! I wish I could find a place with home made cheeses.