Danville Farmers Market

Produce

One of my favorite ways to spend a weekend morning, is casually strolling through a local farmer’s market, admiring the carefully stacked piles of colorful fruits and vegetables. Talking with the local farmers, sampling the fruits of their labor, taking the time to smell and touch my chosen goods, it’s all a beautiful experience. Sharing this passion with my children is important to our family. I want them to appreciate where food comes from, and know they are blessed to have such an abundance available. I love that my children, 2 and 4 years old, already enjoy being in the kitchen together as a family. Truth, I’m sure many of you can relate – I could do without the gargantuan mess that my little sous chef’s have become very skilled at creating, but it’s all part of sharing the tradition of family cooking (or so I tell myself). This past weekend we ventured to the east bay, deciding to explore the adorable town of Danville and its Farmers Market offerings.

Strawberries

{Homemade strawberry shortcake anyone? Yes, please!}

Broccoli

{Romanesco broccoli}

Strikingly beautiful with its vibrant green. Also called broccoflower, because it visually resembles cauliflower, but the texture is more crunchy, and the flavor milder. These will be so bright and cheery in my Easter tablescape.

Jam

 {Local jam’s and preserve’s}

Flowers

{Happy Flowers}

Canolonis

 {Cannoli’s}

We couldn’t leave without a trio of these Italian pastry sweets. The light and crispy shell filled with slightly sweet creamy goodness made for one delicious cannoli. The Danville Farmers Market (located in the Lunardi’s shopping center off Railroad and Prospect) had everything from fresh fish, spiced almonds, raw milk, chicken pot pies, honey, to freshly baked bread so you won’t be disappointed.

2 Comments

  1. Niki
    March 2, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    I want everything featured, and I don’t even eat half of it, haha. But it’s just too pretty or looks too enticing to pass up! Pretty sure I want to buy that Romanesco broccoli just to use as a flower arrangement!

    • Kelly
      March 2, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you Niki! Well…you will be excited about my Easter tablescape post because these will be included! Would be even more fun to create it together. Maybe over some bubbly and Easter treats! Sounds like a great girlfriend date to me. Design + Bubbly + Sweets = Fun!

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