Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Peek at the Downtown Raleigh Farmer's Market

Hey guys! I made it out to the farmer's market this afternoon and so did everyone else in the area. That place was PACKED!

I went with a couple of gym buddies; Mary Beth, my gym/spin partner and Elena, one of my rpm/ bodypump instructors! We made sure we got some great pictures in the midst of the chaotic, windy scene:

They had sample strawberries. They were so juicy, ripe and fresh, definitely not store bought [you could tell]! We wanted to buy some after lunch but by the time we got back...they were sold out! :(

All in all, the market was fun but very small! There was only a handful of vendors and amongst the handful of them most carried the same products.
We saw fresh baked goods, tons of greens and the only fruit were these juuuuuuicy strawberries!
It's no wonder they sold out!

Not only was it so crowded we didn't get anything but we couldn't even get to the pit BBQ (which was a special pig pickin' kick off event). So, we ventured off the beaten path to a local sushi spot:

It may have been the excellent lunch specials that swayed us ;)
9 bucks for soup, salad and special roll! Hiiyo!

I got miso soup, garden salad and the dancing eel roll!
(dancing eel roll- california roll with eel and avocado on top! This roll is approximately 400 calories)

Although the Farmer's Market was packed and I didn't leave with anything. I will definitely be going back. I think it was just the hype of the kick off event!

Did you find your local farmer's market?

Elena, Mary Beth and I just can't seem to get enough of eachother! We have a bodypump date this evening at the gym; well, Mary Beth and I are taking our usual Wednesday night class with Elena :)
Seeeeeeeee ya!

1 comment:

  1. love the dancing eel roll!!! yumm-o!
    Haven't been to the farmer's market, yet. Am going to try to make it this weekend!!! I worked a 12.5 hour day last saturday, so keep your fingers crossed for me this weekend!! ;)

    Still can't figure out this comment thing! oops!!