A Country Market

We went to a wonderful country market on Saturday morning.  We will be hitting this place often.  It is up in the mountains and it was a crisp, sunny morning...48 degrees!  I found lots of different freshly picked berries.  Heaven.
 There were wonderful healthy flowers for sale.

 Pasture raised chickens were purchased for Teddy.  My puppy loves roasted chicken. They were passing out samples of their freshly made sausages.

 Greek food for sale.

 This was the find of the season.  This woman makes huge pierogies stuffed with all sorts of different fillings.  But the best ones she sells are lekvar filled, covered in onions and butter.  When I was a little girl, my dad would bring these home for us.  I have not had them in many many years.  Lekvar is a paste made from prunes.  This might sound yucky to you but believe me, they are fantastic.  Neither The Blog Tech or his dad had ever tasted these before and they gobbled them up.  They might be the best pierogies I have ever tasted; and I've tried a lot of pierogies in my lifetime.  It's the Polish in me.  I love pierogies.

 The first vegetables of the season were being sold.

 There were lots of crafts offered too.  This woman was selling her handmade rugs.

 Garden flower stakes made from thrift shop finds.

 Click any photo to enlarge.  This guy must grow his tomatoes in a hoop house.

 I thought this was so clever.  These guys were selling dayliles.  They placed each daylily out in a small vase with a number under it.  You pick the one you like and they match the number with the matching plant which they have in bins in the back.  This way, you know exactly what they will look like when they bloom.

 More flowers and plants.

 A vintage Jeep.

 This cute garden is right at the edge of the market.  They turned the fence posts into scarecrows and topped others with birdhouses.

 I bought the most scrumptious dill pickles I have ever tasted at this booth.  Dill pickles might be my favorite food.  When I was in grade school, I took dill pickle sandwiches to school every single day.  Just dill pickles on white bread...nothing else. I did this for so many years that my classmates got tired of teasing me about it and finally left me alone.  They just knew that dill pickles and I were inseparable. I just let my Polish freak flag fly.  Now I will have to try to duplicate this recipe.

 How I missed this vendor I do not know. I only saw this when I uploaded the  pics that The Blog Tech took.  I have been looking for one of these slate boards for a Fall project.  I might have to go back next week and buy one.

BTW..here are the lekvor pierogies.  Each one is about the size of my hand.


I've had prune perogies. But up here, they're served as a dessert perogy -- no onions!
Guillaume said…
I need to go to a country market.
Barb said…
What a fabulous market. I have several day lillies. What a smart way to sell lots more!We have more in common than our love of witch things, I LOVE a good dill pickle!!
Nellie said…
What an amazing market!
Sunnybrook Farm said…
We need one of those here, the town farmer's markets seem too regulated to where they keep vendors away. Looks like a neat place.
Velva said…
Up in the mountains, 48 degrees, periogies…Love, love it!
Last year, I tried my hand at making periogies and it turned out pretty good. Stuffed them with potato and onion.

Velva said…
Up in the mountains, 48 degrees, periogies…Love, love it!
Last year, I tried my hand at making periogies and it turned out pretty good. Stuffed them with potato and onion.

Megs said…
I love the farmer's markets! Such great pictures! I was raised on pierogies,but never had the prune ones, but they sound delicious.
We found a bunch of pickled things at a market today.
Herbalgirl said…
I think those lekvar pierogies sound delicious. Prunes go well with both savoury and sweet dishes.Food memories are very powerful --you must have loved tasted them again. I enjoyed my visit to that market!
Anonymous said…
I like that market! Looks so nice and pierogies are always right :-)

To buy daylilies here is a lottery, the big win is when they have put the right daylily in the right package :-) The second win is when the one You get actually is better than thge one You thought You bought :-) :-) :-) I don't know why they are so sloppy in the Netherlands when the pack them and it's much the same with Dahlias. It's only when one buy straight from the flower grower one knows it's the right one in the bag.

Have a great day!
LOVE those garden flower stakes. Charming, indeed. Never heard of Lekvar. Sounds interesting.
crzqltr said…
You find such wonderful places to go. I'm so jealous. I wish we had these here.
Anonymous said…
My hubby and I just harvested a bunch of cucumbers. He makes Dill pickles. He's won a contest before. We went out last night and bought a bunch of new canning jars. So excited to get all those cucumbers out of my fridge and into some jars! Have many more fun market adventures!
Mary Ann said…
I love pierogies, I love gyros. At my old office, before retiring, was a woman who made and sold pierogies, and she had quite a following in the building!
Loli said…
At my home we call pierogies vareniki. I am inspired to make some today!!
Susan said…
I love lekvar! I used to buy it by the tub at the Westside Market in Cleveland - those perogies sound so delicious!