Peppers and Bitter Balls at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market
I have been keeping a secret for a little while. I have been traveling back and forth from Minneapolis to the San Francisco area for the last 4 months in preparation for a move. Actually, half of my stuff was moved out here in May, the other half, this week!
It was wonderful being back home to see my mother and some friends as I packed up the remainder of my belongings. It was a tear-filled 4 days as I sifted through so many memories of my children and my life over the last decade. Now that my daughters are 22 and 26, both living in Colorado, I am struck by how much I miss my “little” girls. Pulling out puzzles, favorite toys and pictures, I find myself longing to hold those darling wee ones. No one warns you that there will be a day when your heart breaks with that longing.
Most of my time home was spent at the house, frantically going through things before the movers got there. I didn’t want to miss anything important, but didn’t want to take much, either. My turning point was finding my oldest daughter’s “Teddy Bear Back Pack”. It is such a touch stone to her child hood. Once that was in hand, I realized I didn’t have everything but I had enough.
I am finding that the Bay Area is a pretty amazing place. The city itself takes my breath away. Walking down the street, I hear at least 5 different languages being spoken. San Francisco has an amazing energy. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is impressive in it’s ease of use and scope of travel. The city itself is very walkable.
I am amazed at what is within reach. The ocean, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and wine country to name a few. It is a bit mind-boggling for a girl from the Midwest to see oranges growing on trees and chestnuts falling at my feet. There are many exciting things to discover, and I will bring you right along with me on the blog.
While I was back in Minneapolis I did manage to get to one of my favorite places, The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. Honestly, it is one of the best farmer’s markets I have ever been to. When something is local, we don’t always realize what a gem it is.
The cabbage in the background were three feet across!
It was a crisp fall morning (my favorite time to visit) and the bounty was plentiful! The prices are unbeatable and it is open 7 days a week! When I lived in Minneapolis, I was at the market 2-3 days a week. It was often my inspiration for my raw recipes. I only had my iphone with but wanted to share some pictures from my visit.
I would love to hear if you shop at a farmer’s market and what you like the most about it!