September Market












I never get tired of shopping at the local farmer’s market. There’s just so much to choose from this time of year. Living in a townhouse with no room for a vegetable garden, these wonderful local markets are the next best thing. I made sandwiches with the farm fresh tomatoes and home made mozzarella on yummy olive bread for lunch. There looks like there might be a fresh salad for dinner tonight made with just-picked spinach, fresh veggies and goat cheese. Be still my heart.

A couple of fresh zucchinis made it into my bag – I’m thinking homemade zucchini pineapple bread. I’ll have to share a wonderful recipe I found for this last year. It’s delicious plain or with butter or cream cheese. Oh, how I love good, fresh food! Thank goodness I’m finally back in cooking mode – it’s that time of year.

What’s going on in your kitchen? Are you able to make dinner from what you grow in your backyard or do you depend on your local farmers for your fresh produce? I feel blessed to live in farm country this time of year.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy this beautiful weather.



  1. Laura McNamara says

    I have an even bigger version of that blue and white planter only I don’t put real plants in it because it doesn’t have a drainage hole! Hope your well big sis! Happy Fall XO

  2. says

    One word for what I see in your September Market . . . YUM !!!
    Farmer’s Markets are the “best ever” for those of us who don’t have space for a beautiful garden, (or the energy to take care of one!). I look forward to seeing the recipe for Zucchini Pineapple bread. I think it sounds like one more yum!

    Homemade Potato Soup with market fresh baby red skins was my most recent market treat this week. Comfort food ultimate it was! (I share recipes!)

    Happy Autumn Days Susan . . .

  3. says

    i got disconnected from the network when i commented. it’s my own ongoing problem … not yours!
    so if i ever duplicate a comment… just trash one! :)
    i LOVE the blue and white! always so fresh. one of my favorites.
    and the rest of the pictures are so beautiful and vibrant… i swear i can almost SMELL the bounty!
    a lovely tribute to autumn.
    happy weekend dear bean! xo

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by, Steph. You’re so right about the colors of the veggies – they really are beautiful. And we have to take advantage of all these goodies now since the growing season is coming to an end.

  4. says

    Oh wow what a gorgeous variety of pumpkins – they look incredible. And yes please to the recipe for pineapple zucchini bread – I have a courgette and lime cake that’s an autumn favourite – if only I could grow courgettes!!

  5. says

    The colors of autumn are so fantastic! I love all the rich colors. Shopping this weekend was so fun wandering through the fresh produce it was visually pleasant. Those breads look very yummy

  6. says

    The food in your pictures jumps off the screen, and has made me mucho hungry Susan! Like you, we have great markets here in Massachusetts too, and this year I had a very small, but productive garden with mostly basil, parsley and tomatoes. Not a lot, but I made the most of it :)

    • says

      Basil and tomatoes make me very happy, Doreen. I hate the tomato season to end – the grocer sells those cardboard tasting version that I can’t get used to.

  7. says

    Our kind neighbor has been giving us fresh produce which we have been savoring, but I have enjoyed going to farmers markets as well in other years. Sat. I stopped by our nearby feed store and bought raw local honey, which is a treat, but I am also hoping it will help heal the cold I got from some members of our household. I am very curious about the pineapple zucchini bread…a combination with which I am unfamiliar. I have made two batches of minestrone soup/stew in the last two weeks. Autumn has truly begun :) xx

    • says

      Aren’t you the lucky lady, Gracie, to get fresh picked produce from your neighbor. I hope you’re feeling better. We had colds and bronchitis going around here too and the local honey helped soothe sore throats.
      Minestrone soup sounds delish – I could eat that everyday. xo

  8. says

    I am fortunate enough to be able to walk or ride my bike to our farmers market. It is such a blessing. The colors in your photos of the market are beautiful. I will look forward to the bread recipe. I am going to make a Butternut Squash Bread recipe today that I thought looked interesting. I love getting back in the kitchen this time of year!

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