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A Farmers' Market Stroll

by Meghann on March 27, 2010

The Winter Park Farmers’ Market was jammin’ this morning!


I’m not sure if it was all the fresh vegetables, the fabulous local vendors, or the fact that spring has finally in sprung in Central Florida, but the market was packed!




I sampled my fair share of offerings and stopped at my favorite drink stand for an unsweet tea with lemon.




Maddie had a ball checking out all the other dogs at the market. She must have sniffed at least a dozen butts!


We had plans to hit the dog park after the farmers market, but Maddie was really dragging and in need of water and AC. Instead we headed home where Maddie got a big bowl of water, a couple of her new favorite Great Harvest dog treats and immediately passed out on her dog bed for several hours.


She was one pooped pup!

Overall I came home with a great haul from the market!


  • Whole Wheat Pitas
  • French Toast Bagel (my post-run treat for tomorrow)
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Green Onion
  • Leeks
  • Avocado
  • Strawberries
  • Carrots

All for $9! Woo hoo!

When lunch came my heart was set on a great big salad. πŸ™‚


  • Spinach
  • Carrot
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Tuna
  • Goat Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Pita



After lunch there was a lot of this


Next to this


With a little of this thrown in.


Followed by a mish mosh snack of goodies


I’m going to relax in front of the TV for a little bit before my BIG plans tonight. πŸ™‚

See ya!

1 Erin March 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm

All those flavors of lemonade sound fantastic! What a fun morning! πŸ˜€

2 Babycakes March 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I want those strawberries! What a fabulous day. Enjoy your night out πŸ™‚

3 Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I can’t wait until the weather gets warm enough here to go to the farmer’s market! Oh, I miss the pool! Well, laying out by it. So jealous! I just made some leek soup on my blog! Enjoy your veggies!

4 Dori March 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

So jealous of your day! I want to live in Florida with you.

5 Charlie March 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I adore the WP Farmer’s Market! It gives me a chance to hop on over to Park for a little boutiquing, too. πŸ˜‰
Next time you’re there, go inside the train station, and just to your left will be a coffee set-up. Order a soy peanut butter lattΓ©–yes, you read that right: peanut butter! It. Is. AMAZING!
Maybe I’ll run into you next time I’m there! Are you going to be at the Lake Eola Earth Day festivities? I went last year and it was awesome! πŸ™‚

6 britchickruns March 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Oh my goodness, you have a lovely life!! Farmer’s market + lounging by a pool in the sun – you lucky woman!! Is that at your apartment? You’d have to pay big bucks to do that in England….!!
Have a fabby evening πŸ™‚

7 Alyssa March 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Looks like fun! I’m verrrrryyy jealous of your FL sun! I wish the spring/summer would hurry up and get to MN!

Harry Potter! Also fantastic reading choices πŸ™‚

8 missyrayn March 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I can’t wait until our farmer’s market opens in 2 weeks. I am so looking forward to all the fresh stuff.

9 *Andrea* March 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

ahhh gorgeous farmer’s market!!! my school gets local farmers to set up a stand once a week in spring…can’t wait!

what a perfect day – reading, tannning, and CHOCOLATE πŸ™‚ jealous of your weather.. it’sfreeeeeezing inboston

10 coffeeismycarrot March 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I can’t wait for our Farmer’s MArket to start back up. Nothing better than a fresh tomato or cucumber!

11 Kelly March 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Wow those Strawberry’s were gorgeous! So jealous of your pool lounging also.

12 Evan Thomas March 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

You got some awesome local loot! I spy with my little eye trader joe’s PB cups πŸ™‚

13 Sarah March 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Your farmers’ market looks fabulous! Mine is inside and still great, but I would imagine that strolling from vendor to vendor outside on a beautiful day would be so much more fun:).

14 gelsey March 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm

hi! so i’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but i’ve never commented. however, i saw your book and HAD to ask if you’ve read others by sparks??? I want to start reading his books, and they all seem amazing…I don’t know which one to start with!!

15 Lindsay Heuser March 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Gosh. Looks like you had such a lovely day in warm Florida. It was in the 40s up here in New England. I’m a bit jealous of you, girlie!

16 Matt March 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I hope the farmers market starts up here soon!

17 theprocessofhealing March 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’d looove some relaxing by the pool right about now, sounds pretty awesome!!! As does the farmer’s market – awesome finds!

18 abbynormally March 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Aww! Farmer’s Markets are so cute! Looks like fine!

19 Rachel March 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I absolutely love going to the farmer’s market in MN. I can’t wait for summer to get here so I can start getting fresh, local produce. Until then, I will live through you πŸ™‚

20 Carolyn @ March 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm

You’re making me miss Florida!!

21 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm

OOH i LOVE farmers markets!!!!!

22 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad March 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Wow, your Farmer’s Market is much cheaper than the one in Charleston! I don’t shop at mine because the prices are outta control.

23 Heather March 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Jealous that you have farmer’s markets already – ours won’t start popping up for at least another 2-3 months.

What a great deal you got – everything looks delicious!

Enjoy your fun evening.

24 Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Wow looks like an awesome haul for 9 bucks!

25 Jenna March 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Can’t wait to hear about your big plans!!!

26 Hillary March 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Those strawberries almost look as nice as your apt. complex – gorgeous!

27 fitandfortysomething March 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Gosh you got so much stuff for nine dollars! How fun:)

28 Emily March 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Isn’t this the day Harry Potter opens?? I’m dying to see if ya went there, and if so how ya liked it!

29 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Nothing better than a butt sniffing farmer’s market πŸ˜‰

30 angiismyname March 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm


I went to Pitaria tonight for dinner and you know what i was thinking?

I was thinking thank god meghann took us the Pitaria way back in the day as a college freshmen.

love you meggy.

31 Emilyeatsclean March 28, 2010 at 12:12 am

Looks like a great, relaxing day! Can’t hardly wait for our Farmer’s market to open!!! Should be soon. πŸ™‚


32 foodlovingpolarbear March 28, 2010 at 6:47 am

Maddie is so cute πŸ™‚ great salad and I envy you because of the pool and sunshine! πŸ˜€

33 hundredtenpounds March 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

There is nothing better than laying next to a pool with a good book!

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