Athens Saturday Market

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Athens Saturday Market.

Athens Saturday Market

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It’s hard to believe that today is the thirteenth of August. Princess Buttercup is back in school, and once again it’s quiet around the house. Summer is nearly getting away from us!

Fortunately, you still can take advantage of the Athens Saturday Market through August.

Although the market is small in square feet, it still packs a punch with a huge variety of fresh fruit, veggies, and homemade salsas, relishes, pickles, etc.

I met the nicest man, Leonard, who works for J. D. Turner’s farm in Harvest, AL. He had a truckload of mouth-watering tomatoes and other vegetables. I took home about a dozen ears of sweet corn that Lefty grilled along with his famous hamburgers. We had such a feast on Saturday night! Yum! Yum!

Hope you guys enjoy the pictures and take advantage of your local farmer’s markets while you can!

J D Turner Farm in Harvest, AL.

J D Turner Farm in Harvest, AL.

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Live music.

Live music.

peaches

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Homemade Sugar Cookies.

Homemade Sugar Cookies.

Musings of a Neo-Hippie Mom (Part II)

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Lefty and I have been watching that CNN documentary series on the 1960s.  I started re-thinking yesterday’s post about being a neo-hippie.  As a free-thinker and someone who goes against popular culture, I hope that I wouldn’t have been cruel to our VietNam vets when they came home from the war/conflict (however you want to call it.)  Those guys went through so much horror. Whenever I see something that identifies them as a VietNam Vet, I thank them for their service.  What a confusing mess of a war!  I also feel sorry for Lyndon B. Johnson for trying to lead our divided country during that conflict.

Well, forward to now and my latest hippie-ism:  

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I’ve been reading Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss, and I followed it up by going to Earthfare and buying stuff like Ezekiel 4:9 bread. Yes, that is bread made from sprouts and seeds rather than all of those nasty additives. It was Yuuuummmmy! I highly recommend it. I bought antibiotic-free pork-chops, and coconut milk.

The Robertsons are going clean! Well, not entirely clean. We’re just trying to eat a little bit healthier, trying to get better about salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats. We’re trying to avoid weird additives. One of my friends told me that one fast-food restaurant uses an additive used in manufacturing yoga mats in their bread. Yuck!

So tomorrow it’s going to be organic pork chops for lunch. Why don’t you all come on over!

Organic side for the chops, tomorrow.

Organic side for the chops, tomorrow.

Good for those smoothies that I like so much.

Good for those smoothies that I like so much.

Yummies at Farmers Market!

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Last Thursday, I took Spike (the puppy), Princess Buttercup (my child), and we all headed down to the Huntsville Hospital HealthWorks Farmers’ Market, under the Tram, at Governor’s and Madison.

Cuppy from Mason Dixon Bakery.  This is the one that I bought for PB!

Cuppy from Mason Dixon Bakery. This is the one that I bought for PB!

Oh, wow, dear Readers…I’ve just got to tell you…It’s a smaller market, but it has got a lot of great stuff!

Case in point, I have never had fresher carrots in all of my born days!!! Those things were da bomb! When Lefty got home from work, I was like, “Lefty. You. Have. Got To try these carrots!”

There were cuppies, jams, breads, herb plants, specialty teas, home-brewed coffee (I’m going to have to go back for some of this!), etc.

The sweetest little boy was selling tea with his dad. He and Princess Buttercup kept giving Spike some of the samples. (Psst! Hey, Moms…there were lots of free samples!)

Local honey!  I bought some of this and had it on my toast y/day.

Local honey! I bought some of this and had it on my toast y/day.

Actually, I don’t know if I’ve ever had garden-fresh carrots.  Those things were da bomb! When Lefty got home from work, I was like, “Lefty.  You.  Have.  Got To try these carrots!”

There were cuppies, jams, breads, herb plants, specialty teas, home-brewed coffee (I’m going to have to go back for some of this!), etc.

The sweetest little boy was selling tea with his dad.  He and Princess Buttercup kept giving Spike some of the samples.  (Psst! Hey, Moms…there were lots of free samples!)

Piper and Leaf Gardens sell those yummy teas!

Piper and Leaf Gardens sell those yummy teas!

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I bought this big jar of iced tea for PB. It included a super-long straw so that PB could drink all of its yummy goodness.  I brought home fresh cauliflower, carrots (of course), zucchini, sweet potatoes, and some vegetable that I had never heard of that had an interesting, nutty flavor.

The people were so nice and friendly, and everyone had to pet little Spike.

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We’ll probably go back tomorrow so that I can get some of that coffee and so that I can buy up all of that lady’s carrots!

This HealthWorks Professional was selling artisan bread.

This HealthWorks Professional was selling artisan bread.

Fresh broccoli.

Fresh broccoli.

Yummy strawberries!

Yummy strawberries!

This lady from Windmill Gardens was selling herbs.

This lady from Windmill Gardens was selling herbs.

Huntsville Hospital HealthWorks Farmers’ Market
Thursdays until October
7:30-Noon
Under the clickity-clackity Tram

http://www.rocketcitymom.com/farmers-markets-and-u-picks
http://www.masondixonbakery.com
http://www.piperandleaf.com
Windmill Gardens – Instagram

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