Is there one routine in your life you cannot live without? There are obviously quite a few in mine, but the one that revolves around food is getting up early on a Saturday morning and going to the Farmers Market. It all started back in Birmingham when my partner in crime and I would get in a morning workout (ok to be honest sometimes we skipped this part) and would head to the Farmers Market.
AKA Partner in Crime
The funniest thing about moving to a new city for me was after being in Indianapolis for only 3 days, the first thing I looked up is where the local Farmers Market was. During the late winter-early spring I headed downtime and now for the summer market I go to Broad Ripple. The Farmers Market has also convinced me to start a garden. I now have 5 herbs (tarragon, basil, oregano, chives, and sage) planted and they have survived for 4 months now!! Might seem like a small step but ask my parents how many times I wanted to start a garden when I was little.
All of my goodies
Can you tell we like cherry & sunburst tomatoes, eggplant, and kale at our house?
Dishes that have been fun to create
But the best parts are cooking with produce within its season, supporting locally grown & produced foods, and trying out the artisanal foods such as homemade breads, fresh pasta, cheeses and pastries.