Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Brisk Autumn Morning at the Farmers' Market

We went to the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market this morning. It was supposed to be about 50 degrees, which we were dressed for, but when the wind picked up, it was downright chilly!

I dunno what the windchill was, but I ended up in a short-sleeved t-shirt with chilly arms; Livie said her legs were cold, and ended up using my sweatshirt as a blanket.

Of course, it seemed chillier than it actually was, not just because of the wind chill, but because we were in the shade.

We found a parking garage just off the main vendor area and stood out of the wind while Andrew got a couple pupusas for us, and a breakfast sandwich for himself.

After we ate, we walked around, looking at all the October fruits and veggies, people watched, listen to live jazz, petted dogs (HUGE Mastiffs, little Pugs, and breeds in between, like a Collie), and just enjoyed ourselves.

Oh, here's what's in season here in central Iowa, this first weekend in October.

  • Broccoli, 
  • Brussels Sprouts, 
  • Bunching Greens, 
  • Cabbage, 
  • Carrots, 
  • Celery, 
  • Collards, 
  • Garlic, 
  • Head Lettuce, 
  • Kale, 
  • Kohlrabi, 
  • Leeks, 
  • Lettuce Mix,
  • Onions, 
  • Oriental Greens, 
  • Ornamental Corn, 
  • Parsnips, 
  • Potatoes, 
  • Pumpkins, 
  • Snap Peas, 
  • Snow Peas, 
  • Spinach, 
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Apples, 
  • Raspberries
Just before we left, Livie and I shared an apple cider donut. It was delish. (Okay, it wasn't an even split; it was more or less 75%/25% but Liv didn't notice. So shhh . . . don't tell her.

Here are some shots of the great autumn stuff for sale:

We came away with some garlic, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

I really, really wanted to get a pot of rust-colored Mums, but I figured I'd better wait 'til we get home; I didn't want to accidentally do some damage to it during our 2.5 hour drive home tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow morning's adventure? Liv's going to ride a horse.

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