Sweet Treats

Last week, a friend told me about a farmer’s market that our local mall, The Summit, is hosting every Thursday afternoon. I was so excited to hear about it because we just can’t get rolling early enough on Saturday mornings to visit the one in downtown Birmingham at Pepper Place. So even though last Thursday was super busy for Noah and me, we took a break and snuck off to the farmer’s market.

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There’s just something about buying fresh local produce that gets me all giddy like a little school girl. Does anyone else get this excited at the thought of fresh food? I loved passing by every tent looking at all the bright, beautiful colors of the fruits and vegetables. They were all so pretty! It just makes you want to eat healthier.

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I had to refrain myself from not spending all my grocery money. I mean because everyone needs a gallon of blackberries for $15, right? So for the first week of my farmer’s market shopping, I chose…

blueberries and…

blackberries (not the gallon size though).

Oh, they are so delicious and make me feel so healthy! I imagine all the anti-oxidants attacking the free radicals in my body. A little strange I know, but it makes me feel so good about my choice.

I am excited about getting the opportunity to shop for fresh, local produce there this Summer. This week, I hope to have some meals planned out, so I’ll have a better idea of what to look for.

Do you like to hit up your local farmer’s market? If so, have you splurged on a gallon bucket of blackberries? And for fun, what’s your favorite fruit? Mine is a plum! I love how juicy and sweet they are. Definitely nature’s candy.

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12 thoughts on “Sweet Treats

  1. Trista

    Ooooh I love farmer’s markets! They definitely do make me want to eat healthier. I always intend to go on Saturday mornings too, but don’t make it often enough. I like to get peaches, sweet potatoes, and green beans. Once a summer I get green tomatoes to make a green tomato pie and okra to make my hubbs fried okra.

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    1. Krystle Post author

      I’ve never had a green tomato pie, that’s sounds amazing! I love fried green tomatoes. The one at The Summit is every Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00… it’s worth checking out. ML and I need to make a point to go to the one at Pepper Place sometime this Summer though. One of his coworkers plays there once a month I think.

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  2. Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design

    Love love love farmer’s markets!! I pass one on my way home and about once a week I stop and stock up! We feel so much better about eating locally grown produce vs. buying at the store and it’s way cheaper for us…I usually spend about $8 and get a huge bag full of goodies!! I’m glad you found a good one near you!

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  3. Susan

    I love all kinds of fresh food! I would love one of those peaches right this minute. Yum! The price for a gallon of blackberries may seem a bit high,but if you have ever picked them, it probably would seem about right!

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    1. Krystle Post author

      I guess that’s true on the blackberries… I just didn’t know how I would eat that many before they went bad. They were some of the best blackberries I have ever had though. So sweet!

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    1. Krystle Post author

      They are fun and I love having the opportunity to support local farmers. I hope they continue this farmer’s market into the fall.

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  4. Richella @ Imparting Grace

    The Summit was brand-new when we first moved to Birmingham!! I imagined it’s changed a good bit over the years–but the idea of a Thursday afternoon Farmers’ Market is wonderful! I like to sleep as late as possible on Saturday mornings, so I don’t make it to the FM in town very often.

    So Pepper Place is still there, too? I had a portrait made by a photographer whose studio was there–what a cool place.

    Visiting with you brings up so many fond memories for me!

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    1. Krystle Post author

      Pepper Place is still here! I know I should really go check it out because I hear so many great things about it.
      I’m not sure when you left Birmingham but The Summit has changed a lot in the past six years I have been here. A few years ago they built a new expansion that included several new restaurants and an office building with view overlooking 280. Unfortunately, traffic and parking are out of control there. We try to avoid The Summit on the weekends if at all possible.

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