Today I got to go to my first Charleston Farmer’s Market. My friend Holly Herrick took me through and introduced me to all kinds of wonderful farmers and producers. I took home a full load of fun things to work with from tomatillos to fresh chorizo. I got a half bushel of those great South Carolina peaches and some stone ground grits from the Colonial Charleston Kitchen.
I had a Vietnamese Five Spice Pork Taco for breakfast
And, the best thing about going to the farmer’s market is what you make for lunch! Two big slices of a “Pineapple” tomato, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked salt and fresh ground pepper.
Monday afternoon, James Island has a farmer’s market, so of course I will have to check that out too!
This looks like a nice trip to the farmers market . I love to buy all my fresh produce and fruits from my local market; not only do you have a chance to scoop up some tasty treats, you also have a chance to meet the farmers and learn some great preparation tips from some of them. Our local market also has a few vendors of doggie treats that usually has our Jade drooling over. I love your blog, great pictures.
I so agree Marc, it is great that you buy your produce from farmers you know. Eating local is the way to go, even Jade loves it! Thanks for stopping by.
It also doesn’t hurt that there are enticing local desserts for humans as well. I usually partake in a weekly blueberry muffin, although I changed it up for a huge cinnamon roll this past weekend. Variety is the spice of life.