I love farmers markets. I never get to them though. Hub and I have been talking about getting to the Denville Farmers Market for weeks now, and finally we had a Sunday to do it.
First things first, we can’t do ANYTHING in the a.m. without a little caffeine in our systems:
We try to get to Mara’s whenever we have a free weekday morning. It’s incredibly quaint, the staff is sweet, and the have the best croissants around. Today they had 99 cent cookies and I ate the triple chocolate cookie too fast to take a picture, it was amazing.
Then we headed over to the market. It was the first time we went to this one, it was great. Overwhelming, but great. I haven’t been to a farmers market in awhile so I wanted to (and did) buy EVERYTHING.
First stop was at Fontanarosa’s stand where we picked up some ravioli (crab, spinach and chorizo, and roasted garlic 5 cheese) – – – I have a serious ravioli obsession, always have, always will, and freshly made mozzarella. My mom used to frequent the Ringwood Farmers Market and always buy these Ravioli, yum-o, can’t wait for din din tonight.
After the mozzarella purchase I couldn’t leave without a coupla jersey tomatoes for a deeelish caprese (obviously).
Next up we stopped for some pierogis because they’re basically ravioli, and I’ve already shared my love for those. But I saved the best for (almost) last. Flowers. I love the way these “farmers” bunch their flowers. They’re WILD. I can do monochromatic, I can do mixed textures, and I can do greens and whites (or reds, or pinks) but I’m never satisfied with mixing bright, bold colors. These peeps do it right. I just wanted to buy all of the bushels and put this setup in my entry.
So after being fresh outta cash, hitting up every stand, and having all of our hands full I decided I needed a (hot and spicy) pickle on a stick – – – and then we packed our stuff up and headed home (where we are currently being lazy bones on the couch).
Hope you’re having a pleasantly uneventful Sunday like we are!