Monday, July 18, 2011

Quite possibly the best $20 ever spent.

(grr, blurry photo)

I am not kidding.

I have to admit I was feeling a bit jealous after seeing these gorgeous fresh produce posts here & here. And i'm sure that's only a few among the millions of bloggers.

Unfortunately, the produce markets here are as similar as a trip to the grocery store minus having to get up at the crack of dawn so as not to be left with slim pickings. Oh yea and the humidity.

Now, I have no problem with the grocery store produce section except for those times when I pick up something that looks so good. So fresh. Only to get it home & have it COMPLETELY lack in flavor. Cause yea, grocery store produce is usually picked underripe & gassed to ripen on the journey. mmmm.

I think that's why i'm so addicted to carbs. They taste exactly as they should. Everytime.

Ramble. But what I am MOST excited about is this gem right here.

Do you see that?!?
SWISS CHARD!! It's like Christmas. Literally, red & green :)

I could not be more happier. I have been searching for weeks. Last time I checked there was supposedly a problem with the crop.

I'm still jealous of all of you with farmer's markets.

At least I have the Chard.


  1. ahaha "they taste the same everytime"! lol i love my carbs too! Great post Jen, you're making me want to actually go to my farmer's market!

  2. @Danielle You should!! I'd really rather buy my produce at the farmer's market. Get back on the (vegetable) vegetarian bandwagon with me ;)

  3. Looking forward to hearing what you do with that chard :-) I'm truly surprised there isn't better produce in Florida, don't they grow a lot there?

  4. @Diana @ VeggieNextDoor I am PRAYING that I will not have to sacrifice my chard to the compost pile~I went to grab it for dinner and it was all wilty :( It is currently sitting in a cup of water where I am hoping it will be revived. Or I will be heading back to the grocery store. mmm hmmm.

  5. Money well spent! Looks like a great haul, nice and fresh. It's all about making do with what you have, farmers market or not, and I think you can do some great things with that produce. Looking forward to seeing it... :)