Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up: Farm-to-Table Style

On Saturday I went to the farmer's market in Brooklyn with Adam. It was 5,000 degrees in NYC this weekend (literally...not joking, people) so I have no idea why we felt the urge to leave the comfort of the A/C. But...

Good thing we did! I've walked through the farmer's market before but never really taken the time to look closely at the 'wares'. There were tons of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, fresh fish and even the most gorgeous wildflower bouquets you've ever seen! HEAVEN!

We went a little crazy and bought enough food to make a few fantastic meals. Saturday night, we had sauteed tilapia with a zucchini and garlic scape saute, followed by vanilla icecream with fresh blueberries and blackberries on top (antioxidant city!).

Then Sunday night, we toted the mini-grill up to Prospect Park for a sunset grill out. Adam put on his 'Grillmaster' hat and threw some shrimp on the barbie....followed by grilled baby bok choy and a fresh tomato, basil and feta salad with balsamic. We ate at sunset and were surrounded by fiery pink clouds and the faintest outline of the moon overhead.

It felt good to support local NY farms and get the freshest produce, while still paying less than we would in the regular old grocery store! Yay for farm-to-table (or farm-to-picnic blanket, in this case)!

Check out your local farmer's market this week to load up on 4th of July goodies or give it a go next weekend to cure that post-holiday depression! A trip to the farmer's market is bound to make you feel much better!

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