Do you ever wake up on a Saturday morning to the sun streaming through your windows and you can pretty much hear Bob Marley tunes playing aloud in your head? That was the kind of morning that today was, and we decided to get up, get out, and make the most of the last weekend together before NFL Training Camp begins. I would be lying if I said that Northern Georgia had a plethora of Farmer’s Markets– it’s veryyyyy slim pickings around here. It also doesn’t help that my standard of Farmer’s Markets and Markets in general are completely skewed by the ones that exist in California. My sister, Hope, lives in West Hollywood, and every single Sunday there is what they call a “swap me” that takes place literally two blocks from her house–it’s what dreams are made of; vintage rugs, vintage clothing, houseplants, handmade jewelry, artwork, food trucks, you name it, it’s there. So, to say that I was blown away by this mornings selection, would be lying, but on a very positive note, I left with this beautiful bunch of wildflowers and a fresh bottle of barrel aged balsamic reduction that I just can’t wait to use on top of a fresh caprese salad!
Luca proving that he is way cooler than us, per usual. Don’t be fooled by this smile, five minutes later we had to pack up our breakfast to-go because we were approaching nap time and he wasn’t having it.
Literally, picking just one bunch was probably the most difficult decision that i’ve had to make so far today. I dream of someday living somewhere where fields of these colors just pop up on the sides of the road.
Although Georgia may not have the best selection of Farmer’s Markets, one thing that I will say is that their produce is top notch. There are few things as delicious as Georgia peaches, I mean, our state is named after them for a reason. I really love being able to support local farmers and florists, shopping small and giving back to our community are two things that I have really grown to appreciate as I have gotten older.
Today’s trip to the Farmer’s Market made me realize that I now have a legitimate reason to purchase one of those amazing wicker market baskets/bags that I have been eyeing all summer long (because sometimes you just need a reason to justify a purchase– mine is that I still have two more months of Farmer’s Markets and one more month of pool days, and I could get away with using it for both!)
I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am off to scour the internet for the best market totes– i’ll be sure to link the ones that catch my eye!
It’s amazing what a vase of fresh flowers next to your kitchen sink can do for the soul. xo, Grace
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