Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Farmer’s Market

by Meghann on November 1, 2011

I discovered the mecca of all outdoor markets in Los Angeles this afternoon – The Farmer’s Market at The Grove.

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It was love at first sight. Obviously. :)

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My brother has been telling me about the Farmer’s Market near him ever since he moved here t4 months ago. He told me it was a very ‘Meghann place’ and that I would really enjoy a visit there while he was at the hospital doing whatever it is doctors do (you know, saving lives and all that jazz).

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He wasn’t kidding – I loved it! The whole area reminded me of a LA version of Reading Terminal Market. There were lots of booths with different items to sell, places to eat, and sweets to drool over.

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There was one stand in particular that Josh told me I had to check out – the peanut stand.

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Why the peanut stand? Because of this little baby.

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Homemade slow churned specialty nut butters!! Jackpot!

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My brother knows me well. ;) It didn’t take long to find a fabulous nut butter that met my fancy and shell out the ridiculous price tag for it.

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This baby is coming home with me.

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After drooling at the Farmer’s Market, I headed down the street to Toast for lunch.

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The restaurant had caught my eye when I ran by it this morning. When Josh told me it was a good spot, I knew I had to try it.

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I ordered the grilled farmer’s panini melt, which was stuffed grilled veggies, pesto, and goat cheese.

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It was amazing.

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Check out the colorful fruit cup it came with!

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Now, THAT’S a fruit cup. Yum. :)

I headed back to the Farmer’s Market after lunch for something sweet.

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The cream puff had my name on it.

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Then I walked to Trader Joe’s where I spent too much time buying things that’ll never fit in my suitcase. Fail.

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Super jealous my brother lives so close to a Trader Joe’s! The closest one to me is in Atlanta. :(

I’m pretty sure I walked over 3 miles this afternoon just exploring. I love this little area and how walker friendly it is. I just wish I would have thought to wear different shoes.

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Maybe walking around in cheap boots 4 days before a marathon wasn’t the best idea…. ouch.

I’m off to soak my feet.

Have a great Tuesday!

p.s. Glee premieres tonight!! Whose ready to see Damien rock it?!?!

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