Farmer’s Market Fresh Finds

Saturday Tim and I went to a farmer’s market in downtown Cincinnati with Meghan and her boyfriend, Josh.  It was a little cold and cloudy all day, but that didn’t stop the droves of people from wanting to be outside.  I can’t imagine how crowded it is during the warm and sunny summer days if it was this packed on a chilly and gloomy day in March.  We walked around for a couple of hours, checking out the fresh veggies and flowers the market had to offer.  The produce looked fresh and the price was right to buy.  One of the things I bought was a huge tub of Organic Spring Mix for $2.  This baby would have easily cost $6 at Whole Foods so it was hard to pass up!

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I had this in a huge salad after my 8 mile run (1:17!) on Sunday morning.  It was filled with spring mix, diced carrots, and drizzled with Red Wine and Olive Oil Vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s.  It was also sprinkled with a little sea salt, and topped with fresh diced tomato, which was another market find.  For five large tomatoes it only cost $2.  Plus they were fresh and delicious, definitely a win-win!

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Another produce that caught my eye?  Strawberries, which were 2 pounds for $3.50.  I decided that it would be fun to make a Strawberry Milkshake for Tim and I to share after dinner.

Fresh from the Market Strawberry Milk Shake

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Ingredients

(Serves 2)

1 cup 1% milk (or milk of choice)

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2 cups light frozen yogurt

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1 1/2 – 2 cups of fresh sliced strawberries

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Directions

Place all ingredients into blender.  Blend until smooth.

 

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Enjoy!

 

What did you do this weekend?

Have you been out to a farmer’s market yet this year?

What produce are you loving right now?

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13 thoughts on “Farmer’s Market Fresh Finds

  1. yum! that strawberry shake looks so good! i have been LOVING all the berries!! strawberries, blackberries, blueberries… ahh i love them all. we just bought a huge container of blackberries from costco this week, and i can’t wait to eat them!

  2. Oooh~ those strawberries look delicious!
    I haven’t been to the farmer’s market this year yet, but my mom brings goes and brings home fresh produce all the time (she works at a hospital and they actually hold the farmer’s market there every Thursday).
    Looks like you had a great weekend!

  3. yumm that milk shake looks delish! :-D I’ve never tried Edy’s Fro yo, I wanted to but have always been hesitiant to try it. I may just take the plunge next time and get it! :-)

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