Jackson Hole Farmer's Market
Woke up Saturday to a cold and not so nice morning. Thought....how easy it would be to stay home, eat banana waffles and watch Aladdin (the movie) for the millionth time cuddled under blankets. But, it is the middle of August and we dont have many weekends left before it is really too cold and my motivation is lost, so we packed up our 3 year old and our 3 month old in the chariot stroller, hooked it up to the tandem bike and rode on down to the Jackson Hole Farmer's Market. You couldnt have asked for a more perfect morning. I think most people decided to skip it due the cold and possibility of rain. The crowds were minimal and the produce was abundant. We munched on fresh blueberry scones while checking out the goods at each stand. Ended up with HUGE blackberries, amazing Utah corn, Wyoming tomatoes (for caprese salad), a massive zucchini (which I stuffed and baked last night..YUM) and a beautiful organic basil plant (from our local Cosmic Apple Gardens). The corn was so sweet and tender that a quick blanch in the boiling water was all it needed. I ate corn for dinner Sunday night - no protein, no starch, just corn. Loved it. We then moved on to the Art Fair that was happening in Miller Park. Seemed to be much larger than in year's past. Booths were assembled all over the park offering an array of paintings, photography, sculpture, clothing, jewelry and furniture. Live music, food vendors and a kid's art area rounded out the event. We snuck into the middle of the festivities to play on the slides, monkey bars and swings at one of our son's favorite local parks. I am so glad my laziness did not get the best of me. We had a great morning experiencing Jackson at its finest. Community runs deep here. This is why we love it so.