Photo Monday – Market Day

We’re pretty lucky around here, with three farmers’ markets within walking distance. A very small one on Wednesdays and two bigger ones on Saturdays and Sundays. Not as lucky as I was in Montreal of course but if I can’t have Jean-Talon, I’ll gladly take these.

These pictures are from the Saturday market at Grand Army Plaza.

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This time of year means lots of flowers, all in tightly packed colorful groups.

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The girls chose some to put in the planters on our roof. These ones should do well with minimal care. There are actually a couple that just started growing on the roof. Like, not in a pot on the roof, on the roof.

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I also love the way the merchants display their vegetables. Stripes of differently colored asparagus,

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stacked beets,

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a handful of ramps,

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beautiful rainbow swiss chards…

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I could spend a fortune on these gorgeous veggies!

By the way, anybody have a good ramps recipe? We bought some because I thought they were pretty and intriguing and I want to do them justice… I did find a recipe for an asparagus and ramps soup but, uh, we already ate all the asparagus…

PS: If you ever find yourself in Montreal, go to the market. Seriously. If you like eating good food even just a little bit, it’s worth it.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Market Day
  1. Charity says:

    Oh, how pretty! And how lucky you are! The closest farmer’s market is about a 30 minute drive from me, and only for a couple of hours on Saturday. I’d never heard of ramps before, or seen it, but it does look interesting!

    • I think I’m going to just roast the ramps. I’ve read that they’re like a cross between onions and garlic. We’ll see! They should go well with what we get at the market today.

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