Another Farmers Market Haul

The Port Moody Farmers Market is becoming part of of our weekly routine. I love that we can pick up fresh local produce, prepared foods and other items while at the same time, getting pesticide-free produce and supporting local farmers and businesses. It’s also a good opportunity to talk to the kids about why we come to the farmers market each week besides the delicious kettle corn and sweet carrots.

I had a really positive response to my first Farmers Market Haul post, so I thought another one was in order to share all the great things I brought home recently.

Farmers Market Haul #2

1. Organic Carrots
I can honestly say that these were the sweetest and most delicious carrots we have ever eaten! When we stopped by the Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm stand at the market, she gave my kids a carrot just to taste test. The kids loved them and we bought a bunch to take home. I’m not even exaggerating when I say they were all gone within 36 hours. And when my kids asked me for more, you should have seen how disappointed they were when I told them we’d have to wait for the Sunday to pick up more.

2. Free-Range Eggs
Since watching the documentary Food Inc, it’s changed my perspective on food and what I eat, including eggs. I will go out of my way and pay a little extra to get free-range eggs. At first it was at the grocery store, but now when I make my weekly Sunday trip to the famers market, I will pick up a dozen free range eggs. #shoplocal and #support local whenever I can

3. Coconut Cream Treats
First I tried 7 Kids Foods delicious marinara sauce. This time, they had a great new treat, Coconut Creams. They are made with organic ingredients and come in three flavours and the kids love them. Also, they come with these cute handmade covers so your kids fingers don’t get cold.

4. Gourmet Marshmallows
We also had to try some of the delicate marshmallow treats from Whipped Baked Goods which actually melted in our mouth. They are made with cane sugar, no corn syrup in site. I loved the green tea ones, but the kids insisted on buying the Neapolitan flavour which was great too.

5. Organice Potatoes
And finally, we picked up some organic potatoes. Since reading that they are part of the dirty dozen, I figure it’s worth it.

What is your favourite thing to purchase at the Farmers Market?

5 thoughts on “Another Farmers Market Haul

  1. I’m very intrigued by the coconut cream treats! I’m trying to be a little better about buying organic these days too, it can definitely get expensive. But I think buying locally grown produce make me feel better about spending a little extra.

  2. We only have indoor markets in the Binghamton, New York area at this time of year. My favorites are the free range eggs and a vendor who makes the most delicious crackers – except they are usually sold out by the time I get there!

  3. Oh, I envy your going to farmer’s markets this time of year! Here in Nebraska, we are still dreaming in anticipation about our first ones, and they won’t be opening until early or mid May. Looks like you had fun and purchased some excellent goodies! I’d love to try those marshmallows!

  4. It’s so hard to pick one thing! I just love all of the fresh produce that’s available for half the cost of what you would pay at the grocery store! Those coconut cream treats sound delicious.

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