Amanda, Kate + Kanz and I made plans to visit the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market this morning. It’s about that time of year.
I woke up at 7 (just before my alarm!) to have breakfast before we were on our way. I had plans to do yoga, but got distracted and ran out of time.
For breakfast I used a container of Oikos I got with a $1 off coupon from a blog reader. I’ve had Oikos before, but boy was I pleasantly surprised by its texture this time. It was like a fluffy buttercream icing! It’s pricy, but I think I’ll be inserting this into the variety loop more often.
I served the yogurt with a bunch of fruit and granola. There was about a cup of mango on the bottom, plus a half cup of strawberries, about 2 tbsp Mix My Granola, 1 tbsp flax, 1 tbsp wheat germ and a small spoonful Barney Butter.
I can’t get enough of these flowers!
I always talk myself out of buying flowers because they are expensive, but they really do make me so happy. And I think there are a number of studies that correlate indoor plants with mood lifts!
The Charlotte farmer’s market is not that great. It’s hard to get to (who wants to take an interstate to get to the market!?) and it’s not that pretty compared to others I’ve been to around the country. But there were a good amount of local farmer’s today. I did think it was VERY expensive. So really, I could walk to Harris Teeter, which stocks a good amount of local produce that is labeled, or bike to EarthFare and probably come out with more local produce for less.
But you gotta go for the experience a few times at least.
This was the best asparagus I have ever seen!
I was roped into purchasing a super fresh and delicious goat cheese from this farm. I am still having trouble getting over how much I paid, but I was handing over the dollars before I could think twice. Errrrk. I better savor every bite!
I had a few tastes of cheese on pretzels and this pumpkin muffin sample
We came home with this exciting bunch of asparagus
A giant bag of mixed kales
And the goat cheese, which came with 2 garlic cloves.
My heart goes out this morning to Jenna and her family on the loss of her brother John