I receive so much inspiration from the farmers' market that I can't help but attempt to capture the simple beauty of the fresh fruits and vegetables displayed. Being surrounded by fragrant and gorgeous produce is invigorating to me, it awakens my senses and feeds my curiosity, creativity and imagination. Wherever I go in the world, I look forward to visiting the local markets because it tells me so much about their way of life. So without further ado, I wanted to share with you some of my local inspiration at the Union Square Farmers' Market.
This little boy was just as excited as I was to find the variety of decorative gourds. He was squealing with so much delight and wanted to take all of them home! So did I!
I love these bright colors! They inspire so many dishes.
How cute is this photo? This woman was carrying her pug like a baby. I can't blame her, it gets so crowded at the farmers market that these poor cuties get knocked around in every direction.
Aren't these mums gorgeous? I've been noticing the dense canopy of this flower dotted along the sidewalk uptown. The rustic burnt orange color blends in so well with the autumn background!
I enjoyed these mums so much that I'm sharing another photo of another mum.
Apple season is in full swing, so you can look forward to many more postings on this pomaceous fruit. This variety is the Macoun, which is a cross between the McIntosh and Jersey Black. It is a particularly sweet and juicy apple relative to its peers has a tender flesh.
In case you didn't know, here's how these eggs measures up. Do you see those smiles? Happy eggs come from local farmers.
Amid the slabs of bacon on display at Flying Pigs' stand, I asked for two pork shanks and a Boston butt. Peter, the guy behind the stand asked, "Are you a professional cook?" I laughed out loud. "No, but I'm good enough to be a professional eater." What I nice compliment!