Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Favorite Farmer's Market

Every available Saturday I have, I head down to the farmer's market on Vanderbilt Beach and Airport. It's the closest to my house and the people are beyond nice. Most of the vendors know me by name or face and even when I have very little cash on me, I still go by just to say hi and pick up a few essentials. A couple weeks ago my friend Savannah tagged along on my weekly adventure; then her Dad and dog decided to tag along with her.

I also brought along my camera...

Waiting in my favorite boots for Savannah at Starbucks.

Some cute cougar cubs out and about. They can't have human contact beyond four months old.

Savannah, and her Dad.
Avacado tree growing massive avacados.
'Chocolate fruit'.

 One of the cutest old men ever. He grows specialty fruit and has so much knowledge about the native produce of Florida.



 The above photos are from the Worden Organic Farms stand. I buy most of my produce there. They have the best sunflower sprouts; I don't know what they put in their soil, but those sprouts are KILLER. I also love that they have people my age working at the farm and the stand. Proof that young people are actually into organic living; with fresh organic produce that came straight from the farm and not a box from some other part of the country.

 Savannah's dog is one of the sweetest and most dosile I've ever been around.

 The pottery stand. Every week there's new pieces and I always find myself wanting to buy each one.

 The macaron lady! She's one of my favorites at the market. She only sells her homemade french macarons at this market and they are seriously THE BEST I've ever had. And you can ask anyone, I've had my fair share of french macarons, they're one of my favorite desserts. The lady who makes them is always kind and willing to answer anything. Each week the variety box has different flavors just depending on what she has on hand, which I love. Last week there were some wonderful orange macarons. Yum!

 Top Dog Kitchen is another one of my favorites. This woman and her husband make all the products from scratch, organically, out of their home kitchen. My dogs love their treats and they have really unique things like deer antlers used as chew bones, ice cream, and muffins for dogs.

 Some more vendors.

 And some cute dogs being walked around.

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of my favorite farmer's market! Do you have a favorite that you visit every week or one that has something extra special like the french macaron lady? I'd love to hear about it!


  1. okay, now i need NEED an avocado tree! yum, i'd eat them all the time.

    also, cougars on a leash?! my heart would have melted! are they from a local zoo or something?

    1. The cougars were from a non-profit that I cannot remember the name of! They're there every week and every week I forget their org. name, haha.

      And the guy used to sell those massive avacados but now he only sells the trees. Those avacados are delish though, they made kick-ass guac.

  2. oh my gosh L. Nicole, i want to go every Saturday with you!!! i love how you "took" us there-- i LOVE how you capture moments and warmth... like that cute old man? i wanna meet him and just chat! and the lady with her hands in a shrug... i can hear her laugh :) and because GASP i have never had one, i'd have to make a bee-line and meet the Macaron lady who has THE BEST french macarons ever ;) actually, i need to send you money thru paypal and have you ship me some :) let's do that soon! because i'm ashamed to admit i've never tasted such goodness! (and i call myself a blogger... sheesh ha)

    you know where i usually go crazy? the soaps! i am a sucker for soaps. On our mini date today, we went to Las Cruces, NM (about 45 mins away) and they have a Farmers & Crafts Market and that's exactly where i spent money :) i MUST go on a Saturday when there's more than 5 venders out. see? wish you could go! so once i go, maybe i'll be able to share stories with you. xo


  3. I've missed your pictures, Lauren! :) And I totally want an avocado tree! I wonder how well it'd grow here if I left it in a pot... I'll have to look into that. I've never been to any of the Farmer's Markets here, but I doubt they're as awesome as yours appears to be. But such is the Gump...

  4. I love all the pictures. I go to 2 farmer's markets a week here.


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