Southern Farmer’s Market

Submitted by Christi

Yesterday, I showed you the blueberries that I got at the local farmer’s market. For Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer, I wanted to show you some more of the farmer’s market.

Our farmer's market is in the town square.

Our farmer's market is in the town square.

Farmers back in and sell their wares around the court house.

Farmers back in and sell their wares around the court house.

Lots of umbrellas to protect them from the sun.

Lots of umbrellas to protect them from the sun.

Organic lettuce and herbs.

Organic lettuce and herbs.

Fresh local produce!

Fresh local produce!

And, of course, those blueberries that we talked about yesterday.

And, of course, those blueberries that we talked about yesterday.

Hope you are enjoying fresh local produce from your garden or farmers market or your local grocery store!

Go see some great outdoor photos at Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer.

Go see some great outdoor photos at Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer.


Today’s Lagniappe:  Blackberry Avocado Salad
A great way to use that local produce!

10 to 12 ounces fresh blackberries, washed and drained
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup pecan halves
6 cups torn mixed greens
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Cooking Instructions:

In small skillet, melt butter. Add pecans and saute until lightly browned.

Cool and set aside. In small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper, and set aside. In salad bowl, combine salad greens, blackberries, pecans, avocado and goat cheese. Pour on dressing and toss.
Serves: 4


38 Responses to “Southern Farmer’s Market”

  1. Lisa Shatzer Says:

    Those peaches look good!

  2. ellen b Says:

    Hi Christi! What a great looking Farmer’s Market. I always enjoy strolling through these markets. I see the Salsa Lady is in! :0)

  3. Becky Says:

    Looks like a fun Farmers market…

  4. Jadehollow Says:

    Oh wow I love how y’alls is done.. I’m much to scared to go to the one here.. it’s up near the airport and very “shady” not the cool kinda shady. Very Yummy looking.

  5. [email protected] Says:

    I love the farmer’s market. Yours looks great.

  6. Barbara Says:

    The fruit and veggies are beautiful, we don’t have one in the small town I live in…wish we did.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday


  7. Becky K. Says:

    Farmer’s Markets are the best!
    I love fresh veggies and fruits.
    They are so pretty.

    Becky K.

  8. Kammy Says:

    Ooooooooo I love a farmers market – is it that time already ?? I love how you always share a good recipe !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  9. Mary Says:

    Your salad sounds absolutely spectacular. I’ve put it on my hit-list and will try it very soon. I loved the pictures of your farmer’s market. It’s nice to see regional differences. Blessings…Mary

  10. Marina Capano Says:

    Fantastic!!!I love fresh veggies and fruits.

    Visit me anytime…


  11. Dixie Says:

    aren’t farmers markets just grand!

  12. Maya Says:

    I am so enjoying local produce. We get them delivered weekly from a farmer…, whatever they harvest. It’s a surprise each time (at least for me), and I totally love it.

  13. Kathy Says:

    We are enjoying the farmers markets here in the US and have started a veg and herb garden it’s great fun, yours looks wonderful, happy Outdoors, Kathy.

  14. Susan Says:

    Oh God I absolutely love farmers markets…awesome pictures. I want to go there!

  15. Ebie Says:

    Blue berries and strawberries for me for a smoothie! Fun to be at a farmer’s market.

  16. Lana G! Says:

    How fun! The fruit looks wonderful!

  17. Lorna~Lace and Ivy Cottage~ Says:

    I love farmer’s markets and blueberries!

  18. irene Says:

    Nice outdoorsy feel to Farmer’s Market.

  19. Marites Says:

    I’d be happily shopping in this place and first thing on the list is the blueberries.

  20. abeachcottage Says:

    oooh love the recipe and gotta love a farmers market, we have a new one in our town, I went the other day and came back with a basketful of joys!


  21. debbie ragan Says:

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday……I see the Salsa Lady is in….you can tell by that sign she has some followers….our town just started a Farmers Market this year and it is only on saturday and over before 1100 am….they turned the old train station into the farmers market and it grows every week
    those peaches really looked good and of course the blueberries which are so wonderful for our bodies.
    I enjoyed going to the Farmers Market with you.

  22. suszie Says:

    You have to love the ‘farmers markets’, the produce is fresh and usally locally grown. The blueberries were to ‘die for’!

  23. The Stylish House Says:

    Your farmers market looks wonderful! I enjoy going as often as possible during the season. Neat looking salad idea such an interesting combination of blackberries and avocado!

  24. Glenda/MidSouth Says:

    Great pictures. I enjoy going to farmer’s markets.

  25. Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut Says:

    Southern by birth, but raised in California, I miss the Farmer’s Markets there. They are amazing and there is one everyday of the week somewhere.

    Where I live in Florida now there are no true markets, I have to drive a distance and can’t make it even on a monthly basis. When I travel to the family farm in Georgia, I come back loaded down with goodies!

    Love the recipe and filed it away for when I can find some good blackberries! I do have some good peaches though…mmmmm maybe I’ve try it with those.

  26. stefanie Says:

    farmers markets are the Best!!

  27. Carolyn Haley Says:

    Loved your pics of your local farmers market. I will visit a local farmers market on Sat. This weekend I will be going up to our farm and we have blueberry bushes ready to pick. Will also get a stash for the freezer of wild blackberries. Our farm is full of them. I posted pics of our farm on my blog for Outdoor Wednesday.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  28. Janie G Says:

    I love the fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers markets! Looks like you guys have a great one!

  29. Tracey Says:

    What a great farmers market! I love shopping at ours!

  30. ButterYum Says:

    What a great Farmer’s Market – I love the Salsa Lady sign!

  31. Crystal Says:

    Oh those fresh fruits and veggies look delectable. I wish we had a Farmer’s Market around here. I have to drive to York, PA to get a good farmer’s market. Those blueberries look really juicy.
    Thanks for sharing!

  32. Sherry Says:

    Loved the Salsa Lady Sign. We might see that sign somewhere here in Phoenix, however not a Farmer’s Market. I believe they had a couple somewhere downtown, but not close to me. Sometimes on the outskirts of town, you will find a little stand sit up, but the closest I am going to come to a Farmer’s Market is our Fry’s Grocery Store. It isn’t perfect, but it isn’t half bad either. Would love a bite of those peaches. I have really missed fresh peaches. Have a wonderful day. Please stop by Country Wings in Phoenix, “Country Hugs”, Sherry

  33. Kristine Says:

    Thank you for taking us to the farmer’s market today…I haven’t been to one in a while and the produce there looks amazing!

    Thanks for the recipe too!


  34. Katherinellen Says:

    Mmmm! Everything looks delicious…Love all the fresh produce. Thanks for sharing..Happy Outdoor!Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

  35. Mama Bear Says:

    Yes, lots of fresh from the garden veggies and a blueberry cobbler with ice cream. I love going to places like this.

  36. Crystal Says:

    Funny how I drive past this farmers market so often and never stop…..What am I thinking? Those look delicious!!!!

  37. suszie Says:

    Oh how I would love some of those blueberries, they have my mouth watering just looking at your pictures. . .Have a great day!

  38. Christine Says:

    What a neat farmer’s market! The fruits look so fresh…Christine

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