Monday, July 19, 2010

FARMERS MARKET


Have you visited your local farmer's market recently? Every Sunday morning you can find me strolling the stands at our local farmer's market behind the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.  It's a great way to support your local farmers and small food vendors, meet your neighbors and taste delicious local food. 

My weekend favorite stall was Fat Ass Fudge-a memorable moniker for a delicious confection!  Although I hadn't had my morning coffee yet, the proprietor Donna was an engaging sales woman and I soon found myself tasting tiny slivers of fudge (the "big ass" on the signage kept me from overindulging!). My favorite flavor was an unusual goats milk vanilla with a delicious and silky texture. 

I always take time to stop and talk to the vendors; there always seems to be a fun story about the origin of the product or its name. Some of the signage and packaging were pure genius; I was particularly drawn to Boathouse Road, a line of spices and rubs that used a replica of a real Hampton's street sign from the 1970's for its product logo.

I came home with a bag of crusty croissants, freshly caught scallops for lunch and a jar of horseradish pickles. Yes, I left the happy fudge eating donkey behind (no pun intended!)





10 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks great! Our local market is way too small. Not too many vendors at all. But it is better than nothing, right? We do have a great farm nearby that opens up to the public daily, so we get the freshest produce you can imagine less than 15 minutes from home.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, I haven't been there yet, but it looks delightful! I've got to stick that one in my head - Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Got to love it! A farmers market Hampton's style. I didn't know it was there. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Got to love it! A farmers market Hampton's style. I didn't know it was there. Thanks

The Buzz said...

Fudge is a great way to start the day - even if you haven't had your coffee! While we shop our farmer's market at home, we haven't tried the one in Southampton. Will definitely stop by when we're out in August.

Suburban Princess said...

I love getting fresh food from the market but it kills me that the farmers dont have a single social skill between them! Strike up a convo? Good luck around here!

Town and Country Mom said...

I love our farmers' market, which is on Saturdays from May through October. Locally grown produce really is more flavorful, I think. Glad you found some delights!

red ticking said...

i am allover that fudge... wish i was going to be there on a sunday... how fun!

HOUND HILL DESIGN said...

This market is located directly behind my store and every weekend as I am rushing in to open I promise myself I have to go have a look. Thanks for the tour and the push - I will definately be there this weekend!
Nancy

Kathleen said...

I keep forgetting to go! I may wait till the summer people leave, less crowded. I think it stays open in the Fall.
How were the prices?