Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dallas Farmer's Market

We are home from our road trip (will be posting photos next week). Driving through Nebraska a few days ago, we stopped at a roadside vegetable stand and bought 12 ears of corn, 3 tomatoes, and a small sack of new potatoes. We have really enjoyed the freshness of those vegetables the last couple of days and decided to check out the Dallas Farmer's Market today.

There are four sheds at the downtown Dallas Farmer's Market, however we only visited one of them today. It was full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and since the temperature was already climbing above 90 degrees we made our choices and headed back to some air conditioning! We are planning to make visits to the Farmer's Market a regular event. Here are some of the items that were being offered in Shed One today.

I really liked the fact that there are little signs that designate foods that were locally grown. Here's a look at what we brought home.

We decided to try a new-to-us vegetable - 8 ball squash, which is a spherical hybrid of zucchini. I know this because there was a sign telling me, not because I had ever seen it before. There was also a recipe suggestion for stuffed 8 ball squash (similar to stuffed bell peppers) that I am going to try out one day soon.

Hope you are having a fresh vegetable kind of day!

1 comment:

Ellyn said...

thanks for the link to your farmers market post! I saw those ball squash & wanted to try them but did not get them this time!