This morning, I did my grocery shopping at the Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market. Here's what I bought:
Black Peppered Chevre Medallion from Goat Lady Dairy
Amish Raw Sharp Cheddar and Extra Sharp Cheddar from the Molners
Chipotle Pimento Cheese from REAL Catering
(Um, do you get the feeling that I like cheese?)
Old Mill yellow old-fashioned Southern style grits from Donna Myers at Carolina Coffee (gotta have something to serve the cheese on)
A whole chicken breast from W & C Peterson Family Farms
A half-gallon of low-fat milk from Homeland Creamery
Zephyr squash from Dark Hollow Farm to hopefully last me until my plants start producing (which I bought from them too!)
Oatmeal and honey soap from Mimi's Soaps to wash up with.
I could have bought lots of veggies, but I already have salad greens, carrots, beets, chard and broccoli growing in my garden. Normally I shop for veggies from Handance Farms, Weatherhand, Snow Creek, Peterson, and Dark Hollow. Oh, and that garlic lady next to the Goat Lady table, can't remember her name! (UPDATE per Donna's comment below: it's Natalie at Cornerstone Farm.)
If I had wanted to, I could have bought bread, eggs, honey, jams, savory tarts, desserts, coffee, gifts, jewelry, cut flowers,and Mediterranean foods. So if I don't feel like cooking, well, I can STILL go grocery shopping at the farmers' market for great chow. Not to mention the conversation.
This is an excellent way to begin a weekend. I highly recommend it.