I finally went to Walla Walla’s Farmer’s Market before the season’s over.
I love going Saturday mornings to get produce and check out the local unique booths like:
This booth sold all homemade natural products along with Walla Walla Roastery (the best) coffee. The jars on top are the blends of tea created by the husband-wife team. I picked out Rose Hips which are pods from the rose flower. These are packed with tons of Vitamin C and antioxidants, as I learned. She even poured us a handful to try. You can snack on them, which are fruity and chewy, grind them for baking, or steep them for tea. The kind of Rose Hips I purchased was Rosa Canina or dog rose (the other kind is Rosa Gallica). The best part for me is they are naturally non-caffeinated! Next to the teas were natural deodorants she made. The ingredients include coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch, cocoa butter, and essential oils. Very cool!
Beautiful handmade jewelry
I picked up some gorgeous produce from farm booth in Richland, WA. I got stalks of leeks and red beets! Tonight I’m planning a summer produce dinner of Leek Potato Soup and Roasted Beets! Definitely save the green leafy tops of the beets for smoothies or a salad. They very much resemble spinach.
To my surprise there was about 6 different types of plums sold at a “Plum Booth” as I’m calling it. I tried a green plum that was tougher and a red plum which was softer and juicier.
Our last stop was Stones Throw Farm serving up juice and their Special of the Day, Watermelon Lemonade. Four juices were available and perfect for a warm sunny day like today! I tried the “Best Ever” carrot, apple, beet, and ginger. All the produce used was grown on their organic sustainable farm in Walla Walla. I don’t have a juicer and probably wouldn’t get one but I wouldn’t mind trying to throw these juicing ingredients into a blender with water or tea and seeing if they’d turn out.