True confession: I talk about how awesome farmer’s markets are. I praise local, fresh and organic foods all the time. But until recently, I had never, technically, purchased anything at one. I know. I’m a horrible human.
A few weeks ago my friend Melissa and I headed to the west Seattle farmers market. Melissa was a great support system since she is a veteran of the farmer’s markets. It helped that it was a lovely sunshiny morning.
My first ever market purchase was an amazing nectarine that I tried a sample of. Then once I started I couldn’t stop. I got bread, tomatoes for my favorite panzanella.
And the stunning Dahlias that are this lovely fall color.
Bringing Home the Bacon
Then, all of west Seattle is a twitter about The Swinery. So we tried out their bacon this weekend. It looked really fatty and not very meaty before cooking. But I was shocked when it was finished. Hands down best bacon I’ve ever had. Headed back this weekend to pick up some lunch meat.