Friday, March 6, 2009

Scottsdale Farmer's Market


There is nothing better than spending a morning at a local farmer's market. Last Saturday I had a great experience at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmer's Market. The food and ambience was wonderful.

As you can see from my collage of photos today, there are good things to eat and drink for everyone. The eggs in the first photo are cage-free natural eggs. The second photo contains some of the very best pistachios and they were from Parcave farms.

I purchased jalapeno sourdough bread from Breadsmith and it was flavorful and delicious.
I also bought a dozen tamales from the Tamale Store. The green corn/cream cheese and chicken/green chile tamales were heavenly. The cupcakes and homemade fudge were decadent.

Bob McClendon's Select organic produce was available. His farm supplies first-rate organic veggies to local restaurant chefs. Chef Payton Curry of Digestif was there making mozzarella and he had many savory toppings for the fresh cheese.

The farmer's market operates 8:30 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday through May 2009. The market is located in the Old Town Scottsdale parking lot on the Northwest corner of Brown Avenue and Second Street.

20 comments:

brattcat said...

How wonderful. What a delicious tour of the market. And bless everyone who shops there and supports the local growers.

Sally said...

oooh, so many goodies to choose from.

Olivier said...

ton post tombe bien, c'est l'heure du déjeuner..Hummm les cupcakes...

cieldequimper said...

I'm going to die here! I'm just finishing a lunch banana, now my mouth is watering again!

Antjas said...

The eggs are amazing. I can see them as decoration rather than cracking them open and then tossing them in the trash or the compost pile.

Sharon said...

Nothing beats a Farmer's Market for great fresh and healthy food. Well, maybe those cupcakes aren't so healthy but, I bet they were delicious.

angela said...

What a mouthwatering selection. Is the cooked produce made on the farms?
We don't have farmers' markets as such though small growers sell in the daily markets.

Jarart said...

Everything looks so yummy. Bet it was fun.

glenda said...

These foods from the farmers look sooo great. I have put the Farmers Market in my calendar. Thanks for the info and location.

Marc said...

Farmer's markets are great. Your pictures make me want to go to our local one tomorrow morning.

Tash said...

I love the closeups you took - it's an unusual take on the farmers market and it's really the best way to show it. & ADORE the speckled eggs.

Babooshka said...

You've convinced me.

Jacob said...

Ah nuts! You're trying to egg me on and fill my eyes with delicious wonders...

You did it!

Jilly said...

So many good things here. Even tho we have free-range eggs in the markets, I've not seen eggs marked like this for years.

Donna j. Gehl said...

Thanks for sharing this info. Looks like it's a fun event.

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful photos of delicious food. My favourite are pistachios!

alice said...

So different from the markets where I can go and so attractive (pistachios, and these eggs, are they chickens' eggs?). But here, spring is coming ;-) and we 'll have many vegetables and flowers very soon!
Have a great Sunday, Julie, mine is almost over.

Joan said...

The eggs are so pretty....the cupcakes look delicious. I wasn't hungry until I came by here!

gogouci said...

The eggs are so beautifully colored and decorated naturally, you don't have to dye them for Easter.

kostas said...

These markets are a very nice place for a walk,searching for something great food,colors,beautiful scenes.
I love them.
Have a nice day.

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