Summer means Farmers Market

farmers market sign

I wrote this article for www.centralvalleymoms.com but I’d thought I’d share here too 🙂 My goal this summer is to spend more weekends experiencing events and sights around our central California community. There are lakes and beautiful scenery an hour or less away from us and we haven’t seen any of it yet! (I pretty much go from school to baseball games/practice to the grocery store.)

A farmers market is the perfect opportunity to get out, enjoy this great central valley weather, and purchase beautiful locally grown produce and specialty foods.

old town clovis, caThe Old Town Clovis Framers Market is now open for the summer!

It  runs from May 10 through September 27, 2013 every Friday night from 5:30pm to 9pm on Pollasky St.

veggies from the farmers market in clovis, ca

 Take a look at these gorgeous vegetables we spotted on our first visit here last Friday!We are not from California so these farmers markets you guys have out here are AMAZING!!

carrots

clovis farmers market veggies

onion

beets

 This fresh herb booth smells insanely good!

fresh herbs

Herbs are so expensive at the store. I think I might buy some and dry them myself next time I go. Have you ever done that?

more herbsHere’s my kids checking out some local honey.

farmers market honey

 There’s lots of fresh bread,,, Yum.

bread at the farmers marketOur kids had a blast riding on the ponies. Her pony was named Arial and she’s still talking about it 🙂

pony rides at clovis farmers market

The balloon art guy was a big hit.

balloon guy

 There’s live music too! Visit here to find out about tonight’s band.

live music

 

I’m trying to get my kids excited about eating more fresh fruits and veggies, so this is a perfect place from them to sample new foods!

peaches from clovis farmers market

berries farmers market

berries at the farmer's market

 We came home with some fresh berries and kale.

farmers market berries and kale

Each morning I’ve been making a healthy smoothie with kale, blueberries, strawberry, almond milk, and protein powder. Buy a bunch of these berries, freeze them, and you don’t have to add ice! It’s a great breakfast.

Berry Kale  Smoothie

I LOVE this sign so much and want it for my kitchen.. I spotted it for sale at Glorious Junk Days last weekend also in Old Town Clovis. That’s a great event too!

farmers market sign

Have a great weekend!! Are you lucky enough to have a great farmers market where you live? What do you buy there?

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