Sunday, May 27, 2012

Off to Market

Thursday I went to lunch with Martin.  Good to be out of the house.

Friday, I drove.  Liberation!

I've been steadily improving, so Martin felt he could take one of the boys dirt biking on Saturday.  Hayden and I planned an excursion.  We decided to go to the McKinney Farmer's Market.  We'd never been before.
 The market is located in the old historic part of town on Chestnut Square, which has several historical buildings and daily guided tours that tell about McKinney's history.
 There are two little goats who are permanent residents here - Collin and McKinney.
 The market was good-sized and the requirement is that the vendors must have locally grown produce and products.
 We didn't buy any of these, but look at the size of those onions!
 Homegrown peppers and garlic.
 More onions and beets.
 There were even garden and plant vendors.
 I was stopped in my tracks by the two ladies sitting in front of their spinning wheels making balls of yard from various types of wool.  If it is sheep's wool, they dye it themselves - like the blue and red ones.  I bought the green and pink one in front.  The black specks are llama wool.
 Hayden spent some time petting this goat.
 This is one of the old historic homes.  The market goes across both streets.
 Before leaving, we picked up some freshly picked berries.  There are several blackberry and blueberry farms near us.  The berries are just coming on now.
 Apparently, the goats are allowed out of their pen as long as they follow the county leash law.
 Hayden and I decided to check out a little bakery I had heard about.  It is about two blocks from the market.  It is located near the old grain mill and is in an old historic warehouse district.
 Look at the antique cabinet!  And blue paint!  It was very quaint.
She does mostly cupcakes with a few cake balls.  Hayden had never tried a cake ball, so we got a red velvet one.  Honestly, it is one of the smoothest I've ever had.  I'll be going back.  She had some French macaroons that she gave us as samples.  They were bright purple and we gobbled them up so fast, they didn't make it into the photo.  To die for.

By the end of the day my back was aching, but it was worth it!  We had dinner with fresh vegetables and zucchini bread with zucchini we got from the market. And tonight we start our Memorial Day Weekend Mission Impossible Marathon.  Yeah.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you out and about! That farmer's market looks like a great place to visit.