Thursday, May 13, 2010

pardon this brief interruption

I've been missing on this blog a lot lately, partially because of traveling and work and partially because of some personal things. And I have an upcoming trip (I'll post pictures after!) so there won't be much posting for the next week.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

kentucky derby derby

We had all the requirements.

[Mint juleps]

[Flowers. Chicken Salad.]

[Deviled eggs.]

[Baked brie. Cucumber sandwiches.]

Saturday, May 1, 2010

is it spring or summer?

Today it's 85 degrees out and the farmers market opening was packed when I got there at 9:30 am. The Ithaca Farmers Market spoiled me with their 30 mile limit, awesome prepared foods, wine tasting and entertainment. When I first got to Richmond, the growing season was ending and I only went down to the 17th Street Market which didn't really impress me.

Today I went to get the second pickup of my CSA. I'm headed to DC Wednesday and then Ithaca for the weekend, so I tried not to get carried away (which I did the first week.) The South of the James Market is incredible. Definitely has some similarities to the Ithaca Market, on a hot day like today I just wish it was also covered (and sold wine!) But there was bluegrass, Nate's Taco Truck along with many other food vendors, local crafts and more.

[Delicious veggies from Victory Farms CSA]

[Plants to buy and grow]

[Live poultry- not actually for sale]

[Little bit of hippie]

[Little bit of the South]