Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Backyard Adventures: Columbus Farmer's Market

Ever since the arrow was about 2 months old, he's been going to farmer's markets. His first summer of life, we spent many Saturday mornings strolling around the Broad Ripple Farmer's Market in Indianapolis (with requisite stop at Starbucks or the coffee/tea vendor of course... did I mention he was 2 months old? We still considered it a victory that our eyes were open and we were all breathing.)  Occassionally I'd walk him over to the Farmer's Market at City Market on Wednesdays, too.  This past winter, you could usually find the arrow in our Baby Bjorn, strapped to Dad, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Winter Farmer's Market.  I was able to buy a lot of winter veggies there to make baby food.
Now we live in Columbus, IN, and so we have spent many Saturday mornings this summer at the Columbus Farmer's Market.  When we moved to town, everyone suggested this as a fun outing once the weather warmed up.  On the first Saturday in June, we were thrilled to discover a thriving market, with lots of food vendors, live music, artists, etc.  The arrow liked it too, especially the parade of fancy dogs people brought out each week.

And the best part is it provides us with a least one really nutritious, locally-grown meal each week. Below is a typical sampling of goodies from one trip to the market.  Locally raised pulled pork, green beans, peaches, and Amish tea bread.  Tasted even better than it looks!  Alas, we only have a few Saturdays left of the market in town.  We'll be savoring every bite of Hoosier-grown goodness

Lest you think we live an entirely granola lifestyle, you're just as likely to see me drinking Diet Coke from McDonald's and eating frozen pizza.  Thought I better be up front about that given the crunchiness of this blog post. 

This post is a part of Wanderfood Wednesday at Wanderlust and Lipstick.  Go see what everyone else is eating this week!


  1. There is no fault in enjoying Diet Coke and eating frozen pizza. At least you have done your part in supporting the local farmer market. We did try our hand on our local farmer market as well. It's small but a good start. :)

  2. It's never too soon to introduce kids to the farmers' markets. Your "arrow" is very lucky. :)

  3. Farmer's markets are by far my favourite part of summer - this looks like a great one :)

  4. The farmer's market looks so good. Wish I had one like that nearby.

  5. I love going to food markets. The Amish tea bread sounds like an unusual thing to try!

  6. Oh my goodness! Columbus!! That's where I call home. My family is still there and I visit as often as I can (which isn't much right now). Wow...the internet IS a small world!

    I do love the farmer's market there. It didn't start until well after I had moved away but I try to go every trip home.