At his old job Will usually had to work on Saturdays, so it was a real treat to enjoy this past weekend with him. We started the day with a leisurely breakfast… Sometimes when we’re feeling fancy we drink our store brand orange juice from goblets. As you can tell, we were feeling fancy. After breakfast we headed off to the Franklin Farmer’s Market. Beatrice was pretty excited. One of our first stops was Hatcher Family Dairy, and, naturally, we wanted to try the chocolate milk (we’re all about those healthy choices). It was probably the creamiest, most decadent chocolate milk I’ve ever tasted. Sadly, I had to limit myself to a tiny sip, which I still paid for the next day when poor Beatrice’s digestive system revolted and chaos ensued. Milk may be Beatrice’s kryptonite but Will’s is definitely donuts, so we also stopped by Ellie’s Old Fashioned Donuts. :) We purchased a few piping-hot pumpkin donuts that were melt-in-your mouth delicious and just the thing for a rainy day. I don’t know if it’s wrong to go to a farmer’s market and only buy desserts, but if it is, I don’t want to be right. I don’t have a photo of the donuts because we scarfed them so quickly, but here is a picture of me after eating one of the donuts. So… technically… there you go. :) I also bought a small pot of miniature irises to brighten up our kitchen table. The lady who was selling them said that they propagate like crazy and you can winter them over in pots – when they die back just bury them at the bottom of a pot, plant your summer flowers over them, and they’ll pop back up in the spring. We wandered through a small greenhouse set up on the edge of the Farmer’s Market which was so lovely that we wanted to bring half the plants home with us. Before we left, Will showed me around The Factory, which is an old factory (surprise) right next to the Farmer’s Market that’s been renovated and filled with boutiques, cafes, and studios. After the market, we dropped by Home Depot so I could pick out some herbs and gardening supplies with my birthday cash. I’m attempting to plant a little potted garden on our back patio, but more about that another day. :) In any case, we had a great time picking out the plants, and stopped by Starbucks for a celebratory coffee on our way home. I finished out the afternoon planting my herbs and repotting the fig tree Will bought me for my birthday (there was definitely a gardening theme this year).
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I think we’ll probably visit the Farmer’s Market again next week with some of the grocery budget to buy a gallon of milk and some of the very delicious-looking greens I had my eye on (you know, actual healthy stuff). What did you all do this weekend? Is there anything you particularly enjoy picking up from your local farmer’s market, or recommend buying there rather than at the grocery store?