Saturday, May 3, 2008

Farmers' Market Bounty

This morning I went to the Torrance Farmers' Market. I've been hearing so much lately about sustainable agriculture, small farmers and knowing where your food comes from that I am going to try to make an effort to get most of my veggies there. One source of info that I have been using is LA FarmGirl. She's got a bunch of links and info on local family farms, farmers' markets, gardening and tons more stuff worth checking out.
Even my favorite show, The Simpsons had an episode last week on the meat industry..."Apocalypse Cow". It was one of the best....shows.....ever.
I would sign up for one of those CSA farmshare deals but I don't think I can commit myself to receiving produce like that on a consistent basis. Sometimes work, etc. gets in the way of cooking nice meals and I sure would hate to waste stuff. Maybe some day, who knows?
Today's bounty is not too extravagant, just some staples. I saw two great salads in this month's MSL that I want to check out. I never made fava beans before, so this is going to be a first. Should be like edammame I'm thinking. Strawberries for general munching.
Come back later for the "after" photos!
I was a VERY good girl and did not get any malasadas or TJ Dogs. I did get to meet two city council candidates and chitchat with them. Various candidates have been there the last few weeks, so if you want to get "up close and personal", this is the place.


LA Farm Girl said...

Hi Mary Ruth!

Thanks for mentioning me, but more importantly, did you enjoy your trip to the Farmers' Market?

I didn't get to go, I had to go a gardening workshop to get continuing ed. hours to keep my certification. If I had gone, I would have been helping at the City Council Candidate's booth though!

Even I am "bad" when I go, I usually get a hot dog when I am there, I try to get a turkey dog but hey, sometimes you got to have the dog.

And, if you love chocolate and want to do your part to support local businesses, stop by Littlejohn's booth, his English toffee is to die for and they have been handcrafting their candies in LA since 1924, they even have a store at the original LA Farmers' Market.

Maybe we can meet up at the Market one day!

MaryRuth said...

Of course I enjoyed my trip to the Farmers' Market! It was a beautiful sunny morning, what's not to like?!
I had noticed that candy vendor recently....I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the candy mode.
A meet-up sounds cool!