Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farmer's Market Challenge

In case you hadn't noticed, I've been in a blog funk over the last few days. I've been having some health problems and I've been a little down and haven't felt like doing much of anything. Sorry, everyone.

But, nothing a trip to the farmer's market can't fix!
Here's my entry for the September Farmer's Market Challenge. For more information on the Farmer's Market Challenge, or to join in, visit Judy's blog at The Road to Here.

We went to a different farmer's market near our house on Tuesday. A nice little indoor one in Mesa, AZ. It was nice to go inside-- out of the heat! :) Notice the sign? "Chilies roasted daily!" Mmmm...

Here are some beautiful Hatch Green Chiles. I wanted to take some home, roast them, then stick them on a hamburger with some bacon and cheese. Hubby didn't feel like grilling in this heat. Maybe next time.

Look how ginormous these yams are! They must be the "real" type of yams... not just sweet potatoes!

Even the squashes were huge! My local supermarket has acorn squashes that are much smaller than these!

Here begins my usual search for delicious goodies... We found these Golden Caramel Corn Nuggets. They taste like caramel popcorn, but without the kernels getting stuck in your teeth. Think "cheese puffs" with caramel instead of cheese.

My favorite sections... jams, jellies, preserves, and butters.... Mmmm!

Not only are these jams and jellies cute... they're delicious! :)

Our yummy loot. Yep, we by-passed the produce and just got sweets! ;) Caramel corn nuggets, blueberry jam, jalapeno pepper jelly, and apple butter. Mmmm! The blueberry jam is to die for! Spread some cheesecake-flavored cream cheese on a graham cracker, top with blueberry jam... tastes just like a blueberry cheesecake! My new indulgence!



Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Ok, now I want some cheesecake flavored cream cheese and blueberry jam!


Mommy Bear said...

Those pictures make me want to go to the farmer's market! I hope you feel better soon. *Hugs*

Lily said...

You should check out my post from last week on Hubby's sweet potatoes. He had a 4 1/4 pound beauty!

Your post made me miss a market I used to go to south of here. I loved their pumpkin and peach butters! I always ended up passing up produce for the sweets.


SquirrelQueen said...

Those green chilies are beautiful, I would have been so tempted. And speaking of tempted the cheesecake flavored cream cheese with that blueberry jam sounds yummy.

Great photos and some really great products. Thanks for taking part in this month's challenge.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Jeanne said...

Great idea with the heat you have down there to have an indoor market. Love to try those roasted chilies. ~Jeanne

chicamom85 said...

Hi, I am following from the Farmers Market Challenge. We also some apricot butter and cherry jam and some homemade bread. Delicious!
That looks like a fun market, nice pictures.


lululu said...

oh, i hope you get well soon, mel!
i love farm markets. these are all great photos.
take care!

Ebie said...

Anything for my sweet tooth! I love the cheesecake flavored cream cheese jam! Butternut squash for soup the best for the cold months!

Here's mine.

Lisa said...

I love going to the farmers market. Your making me want to go but it's been over 100 degrees here, way to hot for me to go outside. I'm use to 60 degrees almost all year long.

love lives in the kitchen said...

i love farmers' markets, especially in autumn!
happy monday! justyna

Genny said...

I love the farmer's market! Fun pictures. :)

Hope you are feeling okay.