June 15, 2012

A Glimpse of the Farmer’s Market in Cooperstown {Naptime on the Road}

We’ve been up in Cooperstown this week getting in the summer frame of mind. It’s been nice to take a break from our busy camp schedule and spend some time with my parents. Cooperstown is a lovely place all summer long but I’ve always felt that June is one of the best times of year to visit. Town has a pre-tourist calmness, each day is a perfect 75F, and the lake is just coming alive with ducks and fish jumping everywhere. On Monday we even launched our little boat. Also, by June our local Farmer’s Market is booming with terrific goodies from the farmer’s and artisans in the region. It is one of our favorite places to visit. Here are a few of things we have to look forward to seeing this summer!

Cooperstown Farmer's Market

1. Baby spinach to make a scrumptious spinach salad with strawberries and poppyseeds.

2. Farm fresh eggs for making Farmer’s Market Quiche.

3. Peaches for Roasted Peach Lemonade and blueberries to make Blueberry Pie Filling.

4.  The ripest tomatoes to make Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Tomato Soup.

5. Purple Cauliflower, Carrots, and pencil-thin asparagus to make the prettiest crudite platter ever.