Monday, April 27, 2009

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
Ruth Stout

On Saturday I ventured down to the Soulard Farmers Market for the first time. With the very warm weather it was in full swing and really busy. I browsed all of the stalls offering everything from produce, homemade jellies and soap, bacon and other random meats and of course a lot of plants.

Soulard Farmer's Market founded in 1779.

I got our produce for the week and finally selected some plants for my first herb garden (in pots). I got Sweet Basil, Rosemary, Lavendar and Cilantro. We'll see how I do with those and then I may also add Mint, Oregano and Thyme.

My loot - plenty of veggies, fruit and my first herb plants.

Random scary strawberry.

That evening we continued to enjoy the warm weather with Chicken Flautas outside on the patio at Amigos. I now get why people who live in colder winter climates love this warm weather - so wonderful!

Hooray for warm weather!


Angie said...

That strawberry is scary!
So how did you feel about your first non florida 'winter'? Those gray cold days suck the life out of me. I love it when it starts to warm up again.

Barefoot in the Park said...

perfect! i love the farmers market!!

Heidi said...

Scary strawberries are usually the best ones to eat!!! :>)

Love Soulard market. Looks like you have a nice selection of veggies for some great meals!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

You made out like a bandit! I can't wait to hear and see what you do with all those veggies!

LucyinStLou said...

Isn't the farmer's market fantastic? It looks like you got some great bounty.

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