Monday, April 6, 2015

It’s Spring in Florida! Let’s go to the Farmer’s Market!

Oh, my! There were so many wonderful products as well as fresh produce.


The vendors are all so friendly and helpful.


Everything I bought was from this nice gentlemen. He always says, “Have a blessed day” when you leave.


And there are lots of temptations like handmade jewelry, silk flower arrangements, soaps and birdhouses.


I think I looked at everything twice!


And enjoyed visiting with everyone.


I stuck with the fresh Florida produce today.


And enjoyed sliced strawberries on my bakery bagels.


(I should have sliced them prettier for the photo. lol)


Have you been to the farmer’s market lately?


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.


How would you like to go?

The Gator bus or golf cart?


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That looks like a wonderful farmers Market! They are just starting to open up back up here and I look forward to it!

September Violets said...

Good Morning Diane!! I've been reading back, back, back (you're a prolific blogger!!) in order to catch up with you. Our farmers markets don't start up till maybe June. It would be nice to have them all year round though. I loved reading about your hikes in the dark woods, and all that you see there. I also enjoyed your little topsy turvy doll, and actually have a pattern to make one (one day!). Your stitched rabbit is so sweet ... did you get a face on her before Easter? And I do like your decorating ways, so easy peasy and quick to pack away. All I did for Easter this year was hang some knitted Easter eggs from the drawer pulls of my buffet (laaaazzzzy!!). Have a great week my friend :)

Debby Ray said...

There is nothing more beautiful than an array of brightly colored fresh produce at a farmer's market! When we had our cabin in VA, we visited one nearby every weekend we were there...I really miss that. Your photos are lovely and now you have put the desire in my heart make the trip back!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What a great market you showed us today! Love shopping local at these types of places but have a bit of a wait here in the Pacific Northwest!

Anonymous said...

gator bus! Just so I could say, yes I took the Gator bus, lol!!

Mimi said...

Oh, it all just looks so wonderful! I vote for the golf cart! Have a merry Monday, my friend!

Stephanie said...

Looks like you had a delightful time, sweet friend! It's always a joy to visit local Farmer's Markets.

Happy Monday, dear Diane! Hugs to you!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those strawberries are beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

Hello my sweet friend. Your post is just so lovely, and cheerful and full of happy colors. Nice Mosaic!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Diane! I wish I had been there with you! I would have taken a dozen of those gorgeous red bell peppers and some lovely flowers. What cheer and color!

Jane and Chris said...

I'd love to visit that market! Ours don't start up until the last weekend in May.
Jane x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Farmer's markets! So much fresh produce!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can hardly wait for our market to open - likely the last week in May. It's so refreshing to be able to choose fresh and colourful food to take home.
Thanks to linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Linda Walker said...

That sure looks like a fun place to browse and shop! I love farmers markets! Cannot wait for local, fresh strawberries!!!!

Diane said...

Thanks for the tour! No farmers' markets around here for a couple months yet. Your sliced strawberries look fine to me!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh how great, looks like a wonderful market. Thanks for sharing,Francine.

Christine said...

I enjoy browsing at a farmers market and this time of year their plants are good value!
I'd love to drive the cart! Have fun!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well, I think I'll go in the Gator bus and come home in the cart (I can do that in my pretend trip) I think my grandsons will go in the cart for sure. The strawberries look delicious - we are months away from the field fresh strawberries here. Everything looks so wonderful - I love to feast on all the vegetables and fruits of summer. It looks like a grand farmer's market - right now ours has plants and some salad greens that are grown in green houses - our weather has not warmed up near enough to be growing much yet - but in the summer it will be fabulous.

eileeninmd said...

The fresh veggies and fruit look delicious. And so do the bagels.. I am looking forward to visiting our local farmers market.. Wonderful photos! Have a happy week ahead!

bj said...

Our Farmers Markets won't be around for a few more months...and they are all PITIFUL, compared to this one. We don't raise much fruit or flowers..usually have good garden greens, tho...

SImple and Serene Living said...

It all looks so delicious, Diane. I can't wait for fresh local strawberries. xo Laura

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Oh the farmer market looks so fun.

Amy Jo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh how I love farmers markets. This one that you went to looks so nice! It's great that they have other things there beside fruit and veggies! I would have loved to be there shopping with you! I love visiting them in the summertime. Hope you are having a nice day.
Julie xo

Petite Plangonophile au chocolat said...

Hi Diane!
Thanks for sharing how nicely you spent your day at the Farmer Market. All those fresh fruits and veggies and also those goodies made me feel kind of hungry.
Just by looking at the photos of the vendors we could feel how friendly they were.

Take care my friend,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Diane,
Oh, Florida sounds awfully nice to me right now. We still have about seven feet of snow to melt here on PEI. That produce is just beautiful and such vibrant colours! I really enjoy fresh strawberries on a bagel. Lovely mosaics! Thank you for your visit and have a delightful day.


It's me said...

Great market!!!....lovely...happy Ria...x!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diane, there is nothing greater than produce at a farmer's market!
Great post, sweet friend.

Lynn said...

A farmers market sounds like fun! We've finally had our first day crack 70 degrees, it's wonderful:@)

NanaDiana said...

I'll take the golf cart, thanks. It's as close to a convertible as I can get. lol

I am so jealous, Diane. Our farmer's markets do not open until well after Memorial Day. It is too cold. xo Diana

Trace4J said...

All aboard the gator bus!
Super fun.
The market looks wonderful.
So colorful and welcoming.
Yummy strawberries.
Thank you for taking us along.
Happy Spring Sweet Friend :0)

Unknown said...

Wow! That's some great looking produce! I love shopping at these places!

Lorrie said...

No farmer's markets around here yet, so I was glad to take a little tour through yours. They are always full of interesting things and people.
Have a great week!


Happy@Home said...

Your farmer's market looks really enticing. I can't wait until ours start offering fresh strawberries. Enjoy yours and the peppers and corn. Mmmm... can't wait for the corn too.

The Rusty Thimble said...

Wow what a pretty market and look how neat and clean, I remember that about things in Florida ! No markets here, but we will soon visit the Amish farm to buy produce
that bagel looks yummy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Our Farmers Market will be opening soon and I can't wait! Yummy fresh strawberries and blueberries. Your market looks extraordinary!
Happy Easter Monday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I often go to the Framers market in downtown Orlando...I love the fresh veggies to and i always go to the roasted corn on the cob vendor for lunch


handmade by amalia said...

A great market, a sunny day, strawberries - looks good!

camp and cottage living said...

It all looks so wonderful. Diane!
I would prefer the golf cart.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

This post made me excited for summer and our farmers market in Minneapolis! I'll be chompin at the bit to get there in a few weeks. Hopefully it will be warm enough by then!
Great post!
Erica :)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a pretty and colorful farmer's market! I could spend all day there! Our market opens at the end of the month and my daughter just bought her first home close by so I will be going often! I can't wait. I think I would take the gator bus - it's always more fun with a crowd! Hugs xo Karen

Joyful said...

Hello there, it looks so warm and inviting where you are. The vegetables and fruit look wonderful and fresh! Visiting you from Mosaic Monday and wishing you a wonderful week ahead :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great Farmer's Market! Ours is pitiful! LOL! They just put the sign up and it doesn't start until May...most of the produce is auction stuff they get up in Missouri. What about Spring vegetables? They don't have asparagus or strawberries and last year they closed before apple season. I won't buy the auction stuff just the local Amish produce.
You would think they would go down to Florida and get some's not that far away. LOL! Enjoy!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I could stay there all day Diane!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fun and colorful, this UM mom will pass on the Gator bus though. ;)
Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Donna said...

One of the best things about a farmer's market besides the fresh produce is all the flowers...

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, look at all these goodies. The Farmer's Markets are always so much fun to go to. This one looks wonderful - yummy strawberries.


Granny Sue said...

Nice blog! This reminds me of the town markets we saw in England when we were there.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

All those fresh veggies look yummy!