Charming Market Finds

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about how mesmerizing a Farmers’ Market can be… and here I am again because I just can’t resist the lure of colorful spring radishes, greens and root veg- all lovely in their own right. But they also carry with them the excitement of so many treasures still to come!

My favorite photo op booths from Boulder’s market this week included Red Wagon Organic Farm with radishes looking just like a spring version of a Valentine’s Day bouquet… organic veggie style. At the risk of offending my first love of chocolate, I must say that an assortment of these beautiful little guys might actually win my heart.

If you’re Colorado local, check out possible CSA shares, volunteer opportunities, and a fall pumpkin patch at Red Wagon Farm in East Boulder on Valmont Road.

And I love the people and the produce of Cure Organic Farm. If you think the onions and parsnips are a tempting start, just check out their Farm Store (opening May 16!!) on 75th and Valmont.

Not only will they offer just about every pick of produce your heart desires, but the farm is also home to free range eggs, pasture raised pork and lamb, grassfed beef,ย handmade sausages and salumis from Il Mondo Vecchio, flowers, honey, fruit from Colorado’s Western Slope… the list goes on. Give them a visit.

So enjoy the availability of local and fresh- wherever you are! Every time you purchase food you are casting a vote for the future of food production. There is true beauty in wholesome food, community, and sourcing sustainably. So go on, get out there, and give local a vote.

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21 thoughts on “Charming Market Finds

  1. I love these photos! My kids always say that their DINNER stomach is full but they still have room in their DESSERT stomach–pretty sure that radishes and chocolate also don’t edge each other out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Those radishes look so gorgeous. I’ve never been crazy about eating them but I would have no trouble photographing them and bringing them home to display. Then I might even be convinced to try them…

    • I’m with you! They’re beautiful! I’ve never really loved them, but I’ve mostly had them raw in salads. A classmate sautรฉed some this week for me though with some sugar peas and a very light, herb-forward hint of butter… they were actually incredibly delicious. Darn butter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. So pretty! I agree that each of these are as beautiful as a bunch of flowers! Much more sustainable, edible and cheaper, lol! (apologies to any florists out there!) I would think a fresh bouquet of something, like rhubarb would have as much appeal as to roses!

    Actually, roses do immediately remind me of one of my favourite movies, Like Water for Chocolate. There’s a scene where the love interest gets roses from her guy and she cooks a meal with (the flowers) with hilarious consequences!!!

    • Ooohhh! A bouquet of newly sharpened pencils in the fall, and one of rhubarb (brilliant!) in the spring… I could be won ;). That is one movie that I haven’t seen and should. Among many, actually. But it sounds like it could be entertaining… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I adore your radish photos – we certainly share the same love for vegetable markets Deb – this is where the magic and the inspiration happens! Great post to kick off the growing season!

    • It truly is, Shira. And, yes, we do share that love certainly! I have the fun of working at Boulder’s Farmers’ Market, and it’s just about the best job ever. I’ll be spending time over the next several weeks at a few local farms. And I’ll eventually be able to capture images like you do! I adore your photos. Always!

    • Love it! If a market doesn’t do it, I’m not sure what would ๐Ÿ™‚ And I think it’s awesome that mom’s roast and potatoes and peas (if I’m remembering correctly) would be your post-race comfort food ๐Ÿ˜€ Perfect.

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