The First Trip to The Farmer’s Market

The Palatine Farmers market started its season lost Friday, and I didn’t even know! So this Saturday, I was determined to go. I thought that it would be a great idea to bike there, but we had a frost last night! Most likely, the last frost of the season, but cold enough for lots of my impatiences to die. It was not deadly for humans, for sure, but it made a ride unpleasant. So for today, I took a car to the train station and then walked to the market.

It was such a pleasure to see familiar faces, even when in masks and six feet apart. And even more so, to hear that people recognize me, even when my face is covered with a mask and sunglasses.

I bought some micro-greens from my farmers.

They also had rhubarb, nice, fresh and crispy! I love it so much! Actually, I cut a stem immediately after I returned home, washed it, and crunched it. And it smelled and tasted like childhood :).

I also bought two loaves of Katic bread and a crazy croissant with guava.

And six Brazilian Brigadeiros: apricot, hazelnut, almond, pistachio, coffee, and dark chocolate. I think that was the first time in my life I tasted South Americas’ sweets.

Oh, and also, my farmers had the Mother’s Day tulip bunches!

4 thoughts on “The First Trip to The Farmer’s Market

  1. I can totally relate to this – farmers markets are always a pleasure but these days especially as they represent one more step towards the normality! What are brigadeiros? Sounds delicious!
    Just to let you know – none of your pictures are visible. I can see links to them on instagram bit not in the post.


  2. Thank you – I reposted the pictures. I wrote this post last night, but for some reason, it was hanging there and never posted, and I just pressed the update button one more time this morning :). The pictures should be visible now. Brigadeiros are “Brazilian truffles,” but they do not taste like truffles. Just something very smooth and chocolaty :). And they have at least three dozen flavors!


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