Old McDonald, what a man.

What’s better than enjoying the outdoors on a Saturday afternoon shopping for fresh produce? In the summer, nothing is better.

Farmers MarketSaturday I perused the Southwest Plaza Farmers Market. Walking through the parking lot and into a circle of tents, I found fresh vegetables, fruit, dips, wine and pasta.  Yum. Produce even made the journey all the way from Rocky Ford, CO.

Farmers were selling and people were buying. The prices might be a little higher than grocery stores, but hey, you’re getting fresh grown food straight from the ground! I believe there was still dirt on some of the veggies we purchased. If that’s not fresh, then I don’t know what is.

Feel like pasta? Well Pappardelle’s has you covered. Pick from a dozen different kinds of angel hair pasta, linguini and orzo. I purchased garden spinach angel hair pasta, porcini mushroom linguini and autumn harvest orzo (a sage, pumpkin and chesnut mixture).

Not only is shopping for fresh food outdoors fun, but samples, BBQ and a man playing the accordian accompanies.

The market is open Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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