Frisco Farmers Market

Last weekend I enjoyed brunch with my friend Wendi. While we were chatting about our men, her new car, my job, etc, she mentioned that Frisco (a town just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live) has a weekly farmers market. I have never been to one, so I made a mental note to visit it. And that’s what I did yesterday!

The market was small, so I made a lap around when I first got there to check out all my options. My first purchase was a cupcake.

This big ol’ bad boy was only two bucks and delicious. (It was wedding cake with butter cream frosting.) Sadly, I left it in my car while I ran other errands because I wanted to save it for later. When later rolled around, the cupcake was melt city. Luckily it still tasted wonderful!

My next purchase was some local honey.

According to the vendor, they include all the local pollens, so the honey helps with your allergies.┬áInteresting. Apparently it’s particularly good for kids under 12, but I don’t have any of those.┬áI poured some of the honey on my peanut butter toast this morning. Yum!

Other purchases included peaches (so juicy!) and red potatoes (that I have yet to do anything with). It felt really nice to support local vendors. Plus, everything cost me less than $20 total. That’s a good deal in my book.

I spent the rest of my Saturday being incredibly tired. I don’t know why, but I was in major zombie mode. I fell asleep on the couch around 7. Geronimo woke me up a few hours later to take him out, and then I relocated to the bed and slept some more. Hey, it’s the weekend. It’s meant for catching up on sleep, right?

Do you believe what that guy said about the local honey helping your allergies? What should I do with those red potatoes I purchased? All I can think of is roast ‘em.*

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13 thoughts on “Frisco Farmers Market

  1. Roast the potatoes! Cut them into halves or quarters, add some chopped FRESH rosemary & a little kosher salt (I have some if you don’t), spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put them into a 400 degree over for about 20 minutes. I usually turn them after 10 minuutes.& check for done-ness at about 15 minutes. Chris likes them really crispy so I cook them more rather than less, but if you like them softer they may be done at 15 min. Enjoy!

  2. Ooooh I have always wanted to go to a Farmer’s Market. I’ve heard the thing about eating local honey to help with allergies…maybe it is true!

  3. You’ve never been to a farmers market????? Really, there is a huge one in downtown dallas but only one of the shed’s has actual farmers, the others are brokers. I’ve heard the honey thing, but have never tried it or know if it actually works. I’d roast the potatoes in the oven, a little olive oil, salt and pepper. If they are really little potatoes, i’d cook then with some fresh green beans.

  4. Yay! I am glad you enjoyed the FFM! We got some honey from that fella a few weeks back cause Ed said the same thing about the pollen. Hospital severe sneezing has cleared up but I don’t eat it often enough to see a difference…

    As far as those red potatoes, brush em with olive oil and sprinkle with some rosemary and garlic before roasting. Mmmmmm!

  5. I’ve heard the local honey theory before. It kind of makes sense if you go with the idea that the small doses of pollen in the honey would desensitize your allergies, which is how allergy shots work. I’d be curious to see some actual clinical data, but I can understand the theory.

    /nerd

  6. I see the reasoning with the honey. I know that they desensitice you with injections of first small and than a higher dose of the allergen. But in the past I got this really nasty itching in my mouth when we had the baked bananas for dessert in the chinese restaurants. When I eventually found out that I have allergies to various pollen, I realised that it must have been the large amount of honey they were drowned in. So I am generally not sure about that.

    I very rarely eat honey now, I even try to avoid it in cereal and stuff. I haven’t actually tried it again, but this itching is really unpleasant. I think I may have some more food allergies/ intolerances (apart from what I know like hazelnuts and chamomile – I once bought nasal spray with chamomile without thinking about and and couldn’t stop sneezing for half an hour after using it once), but I don’t know exactly to what, so I try not to aggravate an already unpleasant situation.

  7. I could have sworn I’d taken you to the farmers market downtown when we were younger. I love honey btw, its a great substitute for syrup that I’ve used over here. I’m not going to give you any ideas about how to cook the potatoes. Love you*

  8. I’ve heard the same thing about local honey and allergies. I love toast with honey and pb! I also love farmer’s markets. Our area has one on friday nights but I never go. I should. But I’m lazy. :)

  9. Sounds about like my local farmers market. Do you have a grill? Grilled taters are mmmtasty!

  10. I don’t think I’ve been to a farmers market since I was a little, little kid, but would love to go back! Must add this on my to do list! Have heard of the local honey thing and actually my brother does that. He has hooooooooorrible allergies and it’s really made a difference for him. I also need to start doing that because mine are probably a step or two below his on horrible levels!

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