For the love of food

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens*Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens*Brown paper packages tied up with strings*These are a few of my favorite things*Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels*Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles*Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings*These are a few of my favorite things*Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes*Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes*Silver white winters that melt into springs*These are a few of my favorite things

Redmond Farmer’s Market on Saturday July 22, 2009

Filed under: Food,Hidden gems - Redmond — lovemyfood @ 10:11 am

English peas redmond farmers marketI was pleasantly surprised that the Redmond farmer’s market is actually a very functional market with quite a few vendors who are there to sell their produce, why? I have visited a few markets here in the area and found them to be more of a gimmick where “artisans” sell their products demanding ridiculous prices for things that are really not that special – in Issaquah I was amazed by the smoked salmon guys who charged about 5 times higher a price than smoked salmon costs in a store, I understand its a small business and its local and yada yada yada but seriously..? Five times the price??? So I was very happy to find out that the market in Redmond had a lot of produce (think Zucchini flowers &¬†english peas)¬†including organic produce as well as cheeses, breads, cakes and multitude of jams and sauces. I was also happy to find some of my childhood favorites not found in abundance in this area, Gooseberries and Red Currants, yum!

Will gladly go again!