I was browsing through some local Pinterest boards (I love Pinterest!) the other night and came across some pins from one of my favorite events, the Nevada City Farmer’s Markets. Summertime brings all kinds of goodies to Nevada City, and the Farmer’s Market is at the top of the list. It’s become a tradition for me, my husband and our son to wander through the streets of Nevada City, tasting the local produce and supporting the local vendors.
Saturday morning comes and I’m not normally motivated to jump out of bed (although, with a young son, I don’t usually have a choice). However, June through November I’m excited to leave the house because of the Nevada City Farmer’s Markets. Union Alley in Nevada City transforms into this maze of organic, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. There are tents housing local artisans and homemade crafts and I just get lost in the awesomeness of it all.
Sustainable living is a huge part of the culture in Nevada City. I’m such a believer of supporting my neighbors’ businesses and living an organic lifestyle. Thankfully, there’s an array of different local vendors at each Farmer’s Market, including Soil Sisters Farm, Fable Coffee, etc to choose from. I can plan Saturday’s dinner the night before and get everything I need Saturday morning at the Farmer’s Market.
Even if you don’t grab any produce, you can stay and enjoy the artisan displays and music from local musicians. This is a great family event, and just another example of the type of living Nevada City has to offer: close-knit community, sustainable living, and a thriving artistic culture.
The first Nevada City Farmer’s Market is Saturday, June 4th from 8:30AM – 1PM down Union Alley. Just to get a feel for the flavor the Farmer’s Market has to offer, I’m posting a recipe pulled from the Nevada County Farmer’s Market website, inspired by the produce offered locally. Take a look below and let me know if you have any other recipes I should share that are reflective of our area.
• 4 peaches diced
• 2 Tbl White Balsamic Vinegar
• 3 Tbl Olive oil
• 1 tsp Huck’s Hollow Goods Adobo Blend
Combine all ingredients. Serve on homemade potato chips.
(recipe originally published at www.NCFarmersMarket.org)