Sunday, May 23, 2010

Farmer's Market Feast

It's no secret to anyone who knows me, that I love food...especially fresh, flavorful foods. So, it's really no shock that when given the option of dinning out for an expensive brunch on a beautiful Florida Spring Sunday (which already feels like summer since it was 95 in the shade!) or hitting up a farmer's market to support local food artisans, I'm going to pick the farmers market.

And that was just what Jenna, Jesse and I did last Sunday. Yes, it was hot, but but the food was great, as was the company, and I'll take any excuse to go walk around Lake Eola and soak up my favorite Florida City that I am currently detached from.

I love the Eola Farmer's Market, because most of the same vendor's are there every weekend and it's like a little (well, actually pretty big) family! I had delicious samples of kettle corn, cheese, pound cake and plantain chips (oh my goodness, so GOOD- I will buy a bag next time for sure!) while walking around, browsing all the tents, but the real stars of the show I enjoyed sitting down:
Classic Arepa (griddle corn cake with melted mozzarella cheese)

These Jamaican patties really made my day though. The one you see split open was the veggie mix that caught my eye (I'd only had meat ones before). Turns out the deal was 2 for $5 or 1 for $3 so, I got a normal beef filled one (in the back of the picture) to share with Jesse. In the future I'm just going to get 2 veggie ones, because my loves this was divine! Crumbly baked pastry filled with savory, spicy mix of veggies. Totally put the meat one to shame. Check out the Jamaican Bakery tent if you ever attend the Eola Farmer's market.

Love to all,
~the farmer's market loiter, Jess


Small Town Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks SO good! There was a big market in Times Square in NYC this weekend- saw lots of people eating arepas. It was my first time seeing them- they looked (and smelled) divine! (But unfortch was on my way to brunch so I refrained...) xo

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