". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Farmers' Market

Blogging infant that I am, I have not yet tried uploading photographs to my posts. Today provided a perfect opportunity to do so, as it is the opening day of the Saturday morning Farmers' Market in downtown Naperville. So armed with cash and my digital camera, Phil and I woke up early, downed some Caribou coffee, left the sleeping 3-year-old in the care of his big brother and sister, and went shopping.

After quickly scoping out the available offerings and agreeing not to buy more than we could consume in a week, we set about making our selections from the wonderful array of choices. Here's Phil breathing deeply of some fresh herbs (note the snazzy shirt):



Here I am getting a taste of fresh-picked strawberries:


And here's our take for the morning: some cherry tomato, basil & sage plants (we've decided to try a small garden in the back yard), broccoli, asparagus, red leaf lettuce, collard greens, onions, and a round roast (hope springs eternal--wish me luck with cooking the thing).

We passed on the strawberries this time around, although they were delicious, and we skipped some yummy looking sugar snap peas because we already had some in the fridge. We also passed up the African coffee, local honey, & various canned items (boy, that cash ran out fast). Hey, all the more reason to go back next week!

1 comment:

elephantschild said...

Oh, Cheryl, you look fabulous - love the sunglasses!