Good Monday Morning!  Any of you New Englanders know that summer farmers markers are the place to be for a clean lifestyle.  Where I am in CT, they’re lovely, but limited.  Ava on the other hand beams about her Union Square farmers market in her beloved NYC, where I must say, I’m a bit jealous that they have cheese  ;-)

Now we’re down the coast line to Florida with Klo.  I’m so proud of her, she did her own research and found a local farmers market in her new home of St. Pete.  Finally settled in her new condo, we head out bright and early  Sunday morning.  The last thing on our list is groceries, so we start with the market to see what we need to supplement.

WOW, I’m in heaven!  Fresh produce everywhere!  Not just fresh, exotic.  This is the place to be.  The prices can’t be beat.  everything is either $1.00 or $2.00.  We were purchasing so much that I had to buy a basket off of a vendor, steal $1.50.  This is what ended up in our basket and then some:  miniature bananas, which we’re told are very sweet and a must try, bell peppers, baby yellow onions, fingerling sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, jalepenos, parsley, cilantro, carrots, mango, avocado, baby japanese eggplant, garlic bulbs, pablano peppers, pineapple, scallions, cauliflower and the splurge at $5.00 sliced tropical fruit dressed with fresh lime juice & mexican chili dust…..reminds me of our vacations in Mexico….YUM!

Treasures in hand, we rush home to make breakfast…tomato, peppers, jalepeno, onion & cilantro egg/egg white scramble with a side of mexican fruit and avocado.

Now we have some errands to run so we’re not around for lunch, but dinner is whole grain pizza dough topped with tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

We’re headed to Ft. Desoto Beach today, so we’re packing food for the day.  Dinner tonight will be oven roasted chicken breast, brown rice pilaf and oven roasted veggies with a garden salad….can’t wait.

The moral of my farmers market tail is for $20 you can’t beat it.  Fresh, local and oh so flavorful.  Make visiting your local farmers market part of your weekly shopping routine.  You won’t regret it!