Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Famers Market

OK so today I dragged the husband to the farmers market held at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, which he was so pleased to have to get up on a Sunday morning before 9am, NOT.

It wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be, especially as it was the last one for 4 weeks, while the Royal Melbourne Show is on, thought that there would be a huge amount of stalls but really it was quite small. However I did not let that and the grumpy husband stop me from walking past all of the sellers at least twice.

Let me tell you I have never seen vegetables so large before! And to think they are not genetically modified to become so big but are naturally grown. Since the husband was there I didn't manage to take any photos but next time I will, because until you see the actual size of those beetroot or swedes, you just will not believe me, not to mention the size of the carrots!

So we brought some beef sausages, hamburgers (which we will be eating tonight) and some porterhouse steak, some tomatoes (although I still had store brought tomatoes in the fridge), lettuce, brown onions, potatoes and broccoli.

On the way home we brought some fresh bread from the bakery along with the hamburger rolls. So dinner tonight will have the majority of ingredients from the market and bakery but the cheese is still Kraft, sorry shoot me, I like my Kraft cheddar. Anyway, I feel really good about the fact that most of it should be good for me and delicious


Kristy said...

I love Farmers Markets Sue and it is great that you are really enjoying the book. I found it was great for me too...

Chelle said...

I love farmers markets too. We go to one every Saturday here. Not only do we get fresh-picked produce, but it is local and organic. I will be really sad when it ends for the winter.

I hope you enjoyed your hamburgers.:)