Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I {heart} the Farmer’s Market!

I love the Farmer’s Market!  Fresh fruit and veggies….what could be better?  Oh, besides supporting local farmers.  So we paid a visit to our local Farmer’s Market last weekend. 


I could not believe how sweet and delicious the strawberries were that we got there.  Yum!  They taste so different than the strawberries I get at the grocery store.

We also purchased some fresh lettuce for salads and sugar snap peas for snacking. 


What did we do with those strawberries, you ask?  We made Strawberry Shortcake!  And it was delicious!


Here’s my kind of made up recipe….

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup milk
5 Tbsp. melted butter
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar

*Mix all ingredients together and bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.  Makes 10-12 biscuits. 
While the shortcakes are baking, mash up some strawberries, add a little bit of sugar and a splash of orange juice .  Taste and add more if necessary.  Place in the fridge to keep cool.  Make some homemade whipped cream by beating whipping cream with some sugar and vanilla (about 5 mins on high).  Taste about halfway through and add more sugar if necessary.  I just guess and it always turns out just fine.  When the biscuits are done baking, remove from oven and while still warm split in half and top with strawberry mixture and whipped cream.  Enjoy!

This recipe worked really well for us!  It was simple and so tasty!  We will surely be enjoying this again soon! 

Going to the Farmer’s Market has been one of my favorite summer activities….along with going to the beach! 

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?


  1. That is the best thing about summer is the farmer's markets.

  2. I love our local farmers market up here too! Haven't been yet this year - need to make the trip!

  3. Yummy! That looks just like the homemade strawberry shortcake that we make. The farmer's market is such a wonderful place, I agree.

  4. Farmers market, concerts in the park, movies in the park and strolling the harbor when its not raining!

  5. Your shortcake looks good. I think I may use it as a basis to create a gluten, casein, soy, corn, and sugar free version as I have a ton of allergies.

    Found you through MBC. :)