Thursday, August 26, 2010

Loving Local: North Scituate Farmers Market

There were actually many South Shore area Farmers Markets to choose from for Wednesday.  North Quincy and Hingham, for example.  I decided to make a little drive into Scituate.  I recently read an article in the Boston Globe about it.  (If you want to read it, CLICK HERE).  Plus, I had zero idea what to do with my kids today. Exploring seemed like a good option. 

The market takes place every Wednesday from 3pm - 7pm in in North Scituate Village (on Gannett Rd. near the train tracks).  I had money in my pocket and let each kid pick out something.  My 4 year-old will eat any fruit given to him.  My almost 3 year-old has a fear of anything grown from the ground. 

Farmers Markets run rain or shine!  God bless them!

Although on the smaller side, E.L. Silvia Farms out of Dighton, MA had a huge stand of produce. 

Overall, I thought the prices weren't too outrageous (you can click on the picture above and it will get bigger - you'll see the prices per pound on the sign).  Yellow Squash and Zucchini were both $2 a pound (They are $1.49 a pound at Stop & Shop).  I ran to Stop & Shop after to pick up some Crisco - and looked at the squash.  It was kind of blah looking - especially after seeing the practically perfect (and huge) selection by E.L. Silvia.

So what did we end up getting?  A zucchini for $3.10 and a watermelon for $3.57.  Mini watermelons at Stop & Shop and The Fresh Market are $3.99 - so I feel like I evened out with my .50 extra per pound for the zucchini.  One of the benefits of doing this blogathon is that I've been seeing some of what other people talk about - for instance, I bought this huge zucchini and I honestly have zero idea what to do with it.  My kids aren't just going to eat pieces of zucchini.  But thanks to Tinky at In Our Grandmother's Kitchen, who has been updating her blog everyday with bloggers submissions, I saw a post that involved Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies!  Kate over at Village Veggies whipped up some great looking cookies - cookies even my kids would probably eat (and not realize that they are eating zucchini). 

This picture does not do these cupcakes justice (I'm not a good photographer)!  As we were leaving, I realized that my kids were overall really good the whole day.  Given the three days of rain we had, I asked them in they wanted some cupcakes. They of course said "yes".  Jenna Cakes was there with delicious array of cupcakes . She has flavors for any taste.  My childrens' taste is simple:  chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  And a few M&Ms don't hurt either.  For just $2 a pop - sometimes it's just good to treat yourself (or others) to pure deliciousness.

So if you find yourself in our around North Scituate on Wednesdays, check out the Farmers market at the MBTA parking lot!  Find the Scituate Farmers Market on Facebook for more information on vendors and events.  Today's plan?  The Cohasset Farmers Market.  Located on the common from 2:30-6:30 every Thursday.


Pack n' Boots said...

Thanks for the Shout Out Bargain Becky! Now we just have to figure out how to get some zucchini in those amazing looking cup cakes!

MaryAnne said...

I'm with your kids - chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!

This sounds like a neat farmer's market, too =)

MrsQuattro said...

I went to the Winchester farmer's market this past Saturday - Lots of great booths. Tons of fresh berries, a couple of bread places, a maple syrup stand. No flowers which is what I went looking for, but overall a nice market and they had entertainment too.

Unknown said...

Thanks Village Veggies! I enjoy your blog!!