Just wanted to share a thanks to all you Royal City Farmers Market boosters who share the love online through your blogs, Tweets, photos and videos.
Here’s an excerpt from Emerging Mummy’s lovely post about family memories recalled while soaking up the Market atmosphere with her children:
… I couldn’t resist chai-flavoured honey (seriously…honey flavoured with cloves and cinnamon and nutmeg! Seriously!) and even a beeswax lip balm as a treat.
Then we pulled up a patch of shade to people watch. Anne and I made a supper of crackers, water and raspberries (you think I’m kidding) while Joseph snacked on banana, raspberries and breastmilk.
I told my daughter and son about my Granny Nell and how she always had raspberries in her garden. I said that Auntie and I used to eat ourselves sick on raspberries when we were girls. How we dug the food out of her garden with my cousins, rinsing off the carrots with the garden hose and snapping peas with just one hand.
Even now, I know that July is truly here when we sit in the grass and eat raspberries with our fingers, staining each fingertip red, talking with seeds stuck in our teeth.
Meanwhile, Texpressions has put together a photo montage of images from the Royal City Farmers Market on YouTube:
Jessica at Yum-O-Rama gave a thumb’s up to La Boheme’s crepes after tasting them at the first market:
I’d heard great things about La Boheme – the line up for them at the Trout Lake Farmers Market was huge, and the lineups at a Portobello West show at the Rocky Mountaineer station was equally long. So when I saw the meager three-person lineup at the Royal City Farmers Market, I knew it was the day to try a crepe.
La Boheme makes their crepes with a light batter made from organic buckwheat flour and a small amount of white flour. I thought that it would make for a heavy crepe, but it actually very light, nutty and added a crisp texture.
I ordered the Ali Baba – red pepper spread, baba ghanoush (seasoned eggplant spread), and feta cheese warmed on a toasty-crisp buckwheat crepe, and topped with lettuce before being wrapped and served. It was a vegetarian option and it was delicious!
Twitter has also been alive with Tweets every week from Royal City Farmers Market regulars! You can find us on Twitter at @nwfarmers.
Finally, like many a Market newbie has remarked following their first visit, Miho Shimamura notes on her blog, Unnecessary Necessaries, “must bring larger bag next time:”
The weather cooperated and it was sunny and warm. I arrived at opening time (3pm) and it already was buzzing with action. The market was intimate, but it was full of vibrant energy. It had a great community feel with lots of locals perusing the stalls.
I can’t wait to go back next Thursday to pick up more goodies.
Hope to see you all there!
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