Friday, April 26, 2013

Farmers' Market Friday: St. Petersburg, Florida



Today our post comes from the very talented Milynn at Love and Whimsy.  You know those blogs that you make sure you click on every post? That is Milynn's blog for me. A combination of her life-capturing photography and her joy in finding beauty in simplicity, I am never disappointed.  You will see what I mean right now... Go check her out.  You will be glad you did!
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Hi everyone, my name is Milynn and I blog over at Love and Whimsy. I am so honored that Tiffany has invited me over here to share my favorite farmer’s market in St. Petersburg, FL. Like Tiffany, I too love going to the market on Saturday (appropriately named Saturday Morning Market).

I just started going to the Saturday Morning Market about a year ago when I moved back to St. Petersburg after graduating from college. The market is in the heart of our beautiful waterfront downtown. It’s a place to go to grab food, stock up on organic produce, listen to the live band and explore interesting crafts.

My favorite thing about it is having the chance to shop for local goods and food. Every week, there is a new set of local vendors that sell all sorts of things like chicken coups, rabbit hair yarn, clothing and jewelry. You never know what you’ll find. But it’s a great way to discover small business owners and support their craft. And then of course, there are food vendors. Fancy breads, cupcakes, cheeses, seafood, you name it, they probably have it.


Every time I go to the market, I feel a sense of community. Everyone is so, so very friendly and willing to strike up a conversation with you. And while you’re in line waiting to buy your farm fresh produce (and trust me, there’s always a LONG line) it would just be wrong if you didn’t go home with a few new recipes to try.



During my visit last weekend, I ended up buying a couple heads of cauliflower, kale and sunflowers for $10. I just had to splurge on the flowers. But with that I could’ve also bought some food from one of the vendors and topped it off with a popsicle. :)

Tiffany here again...  Thank you Milynn!  I just saw she shared a post of what she did with these purchases: rosemary cauliflower mash!  Oh yum...



Click the words above or the picture to get the recipe, and then go check out more  shots of her local market. 

And as always, be sure to share your farmers' market experiences with us using the link below.  Pictures of your market, a recipe you used with ingredients found there, whatever you've got... it is welcome!  We hope you get out and enjoy your local market this week.  In the meantime, stop by and say hi to Milynn using the links below :)      

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    1. No, THANK YOU for sharing. Love the photos!

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  2. Just saying hi, you called at my site, love yours and will be back.

    maggie at expat brazil

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Maggie. Come back anytime :)

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  3. These pictures are so refreshing! Make me wanna get outside and garden!

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    1. Refreshing -- I like that description of them. Very true!

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  4. love the pictures! this reminds me that i need to try out our farmers market... i've been meaning to go for months!!

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