Friday, July 01, 2011

Summertime Bounty from the Farmers' Market

In the summertime, we so look forward to Friday afternoons because it means that we can shop the Westminster Farmers' Market on the beautiful historic common. The common is ringed by historic houses with views of Wachusett Mountain. The houses are draped with bunting to celebrate the 4th! The vendors set up on the Common to sell their wares and each week as live music fills the air!
Our first purchase was at the Westfield Farm booth where we purchased our favorite chocolate goat cheese. One of our favorite vendors had the most beautiful flowers this week! She usually sells lovely bouquets, but this week's flowers were even more special as she had done wedding arrangement this morning and had "leftovers" to purvey on the common! On to buy allium blossoms, fragrant lavender bunches, cucumbers, summer squash and fresh raspberries and strawberries!
Our dinner tonight was a vegetarian delight: whole wheat pasta and vegetable stir fry with orange, pineapple, ginger teriyaki, followed by a fruit salad scented with mint leaves.