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  1. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    March 28, 2012

    That place is adorable!!! I love finding places like that in rural areas, they always have the best stuff and it’s so inexpensive!
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  2. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 28, 2012

    We have a place around here like that and I used to work there! It was really fun buuut the elderly frequent there a lot and let’s just say, they aren’t the most fun people to deal with sometimes!!
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  3. Julie @ There and Back Again
    March 28, 2012

    I can’t wait for the produce stands and farmer’s markets to open up again (we have a couple more weeks to go here on the OBX)!! This post made me even more excited. Also, did you get your shirt at Target? If so, I got the same one in white last week 🙂
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    • Meghann
      March 28, 2012

      Yep – it’s from Target. And I’m jealous because all of our Farmer’s Markets close for the summer. Our seasons are a bit switched around down here.

      • Julie @ There and Back Again
        March 28, 2012

        Ahh bummer! I wonder if there’s somewhere in the world with a perfect temperate climate where farmer’s markets can be open year-round…
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      • Ash T
        March 28, 2012

        Perfect climate for farmer’s markets = California. We have them year round and its fantastic.

  4. Alison
    March 28, 2012

    That place looks like tons of fun! And I could totally go for a fresh strawberry milkshake like that right now. Yum!
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  5. kath
    March 28, 2012

    I love the sound of that shake!!!!

    I do NOT ever want to try a strawberry onion though 🙂
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    • xiomara @ Parkesdale
      March 29, 2012

      That’s funny because I almost sent you some, but quickly remembered you don’t eat onions!
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      • kath
        March 29, 2012

        Hahaha. I would have given them to Karen! She loves ’em 🙂
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      • Sneakers2Sandals
        March 29, 2012

        I feel like I have some kind of exotic veggie in my house by having a strawberry onion sitting here! I can’t wait to try it…and Kath – apparently they don’t make you cry when you cut them. One point for the strawberry onion? 🙂
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  6. Meghan R
    March 28, 2012
  7. Hillary
    March 28, 2012

    I might have to recreate that milkshake at home!
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  8. JessicaE
    March 28, 2012

    I’m a long time reader and I’ve always liked your blog. I am NOT a Grammy Nazi, nor do I care about the occasional misspelled word or error. We are all human and it happens.

    But I just can’t understand how someone who makes a living from her blog and has a college education (not that going to college is the only determinate of intelligence) would have so many simple errors. For example in this post: “Her and her husband” should be “she and her husband”.

    Its not THAT big of a deal, I know, but the sort of the point… its not that big of a deal to proofread before posting… is it? If it was just an online personal diary I would understand a little better. But I know you consider this blog a part of your profession and you have had some wonderful opportunities because of it.

    I think your blog would look so much more polished and professional if the constant errors were not there. Sadly, they are often commonly known errors and simple to catch/fix.

    Perhaps you DO proofread and are just not very skilled at grammar/spelling. There is NOTHING wrong with that; we all have our weaknesses. I’m sure there are some errors in my comment. I am not, however, paid for my writing. You are. I think it would do you a world of good to perhaps take a class on grammar or educate yourself further on it somehow.

    I hope so much that this comes across as supportive and not snarky. I am really pretty laid back about these sort of things, and if I notice mistakes in nearly every post, I can only imagine what others think… perhaps including those who may want to offer you further opportunities based on your blog and writing.

    Again, I truly hope you don’t take this as a snark; I have read your blog for a few years now, and mean only constructive criticism.

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2012

      Hi Jessica, It’s actually funny that you mention that particular error because there’s a part at the bottom of the post where I had originally put ‘her and her husband’ but went back and corrected it to ‘she and her husband’. When I read your comment I was like ‘no way, I fixed that!’ Then I re-read the post again and found the error you had mentioned. I proofread every post I write, but some things do slip by. I know that it should be ‘she and her husband,’ but for some reason ‘her and her husband’ comes out as I’m typing – I’m trying, I promise.

  9. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls
    March 28, 2012

    Wow all that stuff at the market looks amazing and all for so cheap! Do you have any good ideas or recommendations on how to find local markets in other areas say perhaps in Chicago area?
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  10. Steph @ 321delish
    March 28, 2012

    I’m so glad you posted this! I’ve seen the sign for Parkesdale and have been VERY tempted to stop! I’m headed to Orlando this weekend, and I might need to make a quick stop there!
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  11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    March 28, 2012

    Now that’s a milkshake I can get behind. I hate all the wacko ingredients most places use! Milkshakes should be simple, not with 10 million ingredients you can’t pronounce!
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  12. Kristin
    March 28, 2012

    All of the fresh produce looks so good. I’ll have to wait until June/July here in the Midwest for that. I find it interesting that you call the ends of the bread the “butt”. I’ve grown up calling it the “heel”.

    • Meghann
      March 29, 2012

      That’s what my family always called it when I was growing up. 🙂

  13. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    March 28, 2012

    That milkshake looks really good, almost more like a strawberry smoothie! YUM! I really need to get to my farmer’s markets more often because I LOVE the fresh produce so much.
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  14. Jamie@everydaydolce.com
    March 29, 2012

    Oh my gosh…that milkshake looks and sound amazing!! I miss stuff like that in Florida…I moved to the Westcoast three years ago after living in Florida most of my life!
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  15. Carrie
    March 29, 2012

    Wow! So much strawberry goodness!
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  16. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    March 29, 2012

    You just reminded me that Farmer’s Market season is RIGHT around the corner… and I got really excited!!!!
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  17. Serena
    March 29, 2012

    I love farmers markets! Last year my garden did the job for me and I hope it will this year too.

  18. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    March 29, 2012

    That farmers market looks amazing! The milkshake sounds delicious! 🙂 You got a ton of stuff for cheap! I love going to farmer’s markets. They are the best!
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  19. Kathy
    March 29, 2012

    These are the kind of days I long for….love it!

    Why is all the cool stuff so very far away? ;-(
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  20. Emily N
    March 29, 2012

    Oh my gosh. How cool that they hosted an event for you guys! That place looks awesome!
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  21. Beka
    March 29, 2012

    I haven’t been to this famer’s market yet, but there are a couple that are open year round over in Brandon/Valrico area. I must pass at least 4 strawberry markets on my way to work in Lakeland. The famer’s market at sr60 and St Cloud is open year round and carries a lot of variety per season (vegetables, fruits, honeys, as well as the milkshakes, cakes, boiled peanuts, etc). It’s pretty great and super close to home, which works out nicely!
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  22. Cait’s Plate
    March 29, 2012

    I love Farmer’s Markets so much. I can’t wait for them to start popping up around here!
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  23. Niki
    March 29, 2012

    I can’t wait to hear how that Marilyn Monroe movie was!!!

    That strawberry place looks like so much fun, unless you have a strawberry allergy! 😉
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  24. Suzanne
    March 29, 2012

    I was bummed that I didn’t get to the event yesterday, but I’m happy for all of you that you got to enjoy the wonderful goodies of Parkesdale. My family used to live 5 minutes away and that was one of our favorites to visit.

    Next time, you’ll want to pick up a bag of the strawberry cookies. They are by far our favorite treat to bring home from Parkesdale!

  25. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    March 29, 2012

    Ohhhh another place to add to my “must check out” list once I get to Tampa. It seriously feels like Im never going to make it sometimes. :/ In the home stretch now though!! Was the movie good? Ive been wanting to see that and “Midnight in Paris”. Might need to make a red box stop. 🙂
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    • Meghann
      March 29, 2012

      I thought it was good. I felt like it was too short though and needed more Marilyn in it, but the acting and the directing were wonderful.

  26. SweetJeanette
    March 30, 2012

    It was so nice to meet you at the Tampa Foodie Meet-Up! Had a blast getting to know some other area food bloggers. (I had no idea there was more than two! LOL) I look forward to stalking your blog!
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  27. Life’s a Bowl
    March 30, 2012

    There’s so much tastiness going on in this post, can’t point out something specific! Jealous of your warm weather and farmers markets… I cannot wait for summer!

    P.S. The ends are my fave part of the loaf- not toasted and slathered with PB 🙂
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