National Farmers Market Week…

Wherever you live in the world there is likely to be at least one Farmers Market near you…Shop your local farmers’ market however you can — online, curbside, or masks-on and in-person — and then cook there are so many lovely recipes you can make using the fresh produce which means you can continue to support your local food community during Farmers Market Week, and thereafter whenever you can.

I know sometimes the food is a little more expensive and it may be not uniform shapes but it is good, local and fresh…it helps to reduce YOUR carbon footprint…

green foot prints eco system

and puts good wholesome food in your families bellies…

Here I am blessed with having many local food markets, vendors sit at the kerbside they are everywhere… selling off the back of their trucks or bicycles or even pushing a cart with their wares…

I am spoilt for choice…

Eggs fresh from the farm, Sausages lovingly made an abundance of beautiful fresh produce…

Freshly made curry pastes, fish, so many beautiful veggies…

When I make green curry here because the paste is so fresh the colour is such a lovely green so vibrant…I have also learnt just not to buy but taste before I buy…which you can’t do when you buy a packet some curry pastes are beautifully mellow and some they knock your socks of spicy and vibrant…

Much of time your fish is fresh still swimming in their tanks for you to pick, it will be descaled and cleaned in front of you and there is nothing like freshly steamed fish with herbs…

If you have a local farmers market please support them and you will be rewarded in so many ways …Try something new many stallholders are only too pleased to tell you the best way to cook their produce…

I know many of you during these periods of quarantine are turning to cooking and baking…It is so satisfying and it is something the whole family can get involved in…

It has also I am sure proved to you that cooking your own from scratch means you save money, the portions are bigger than if you buy prepacked, there are no added sugars, fats and chemicals…It’s a win-win situation…

I have always cooked and experimented but even I have experimented more I have become quite the baker..yes me…who generally doesn’t bake bread or I will rephrase I just baked the same bread now I am experimenting…

Pretzel Bread…A first for me…Batch rolls..Bread cooked in a dutch oven is there any other way to cook bread?

home made pretzel bread

Pretzel Bread

Anyway as always I digress…Farmers Markets please, please support yours…

Until tomorrow …Have a lovely day and just a reminder that recipes for any of the above I have…. so just drop me a message and I will send you the link or alternatively peruse my blog and have a rummage around and they will be there…xx

About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx

28 thoughts on “National Farmers Market Week…

  1. lifewithclottedcream

    Ooohhh! Aren’t Farmer’s Market’s the best?! I grew up in a farming community in South Africa and still ’til this day I love stopping next to the road and browsing for fresh fruit and vegetables – it’s the way life should be.xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes I have…Jim.ours didn’t stop although I did for a while but they observe all the rules and we are 70 days now with no cases but the rules still apply… I just love the markets always something new to find… I got some lovely fresh honeycomb the other day.. Beautiful honey.. I love it!…. Can you go to market?

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      1. Jim Borden

        70 days with no cases – wow! that is impressive. the farmer’s market closest to us has been open for a few weeks now, but the crowds don’t seem to be what they were pre-pandemic.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I suppose people are being cautious which is good… I know I am…Yes, it is quite safe here but the government is not relaxing they are still monitoring and being cautious about letting anyone in the country and there are a lot of hoops to jump through even if you manage to get a flight I can’t see that relaxing anytime soon while the rest of the world is seeing an increase in infections and frankly I am happy with that as we all are here…Stay safe and well, Jim 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That is sush a shame ours was moved to where there is more space and as long as we mask up and apply social distancing the markets continue.. They are a way of life here.. I am so 🍀

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  2. johnrieber

    A terrific post Carol and so true – NOTHING beats a farmers market! Here is Beverly Hills, they have reopened the weekly market, where we get our lettuces, herbs, giant celery and fresh mushrooms as well…we love supporting local businesses!

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