Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gotta LOVE the Farmer’s Market!!

Hey Girls!!  How are you all doing?
All here is good!

Well, Wednesday in Deland means just one thing…the Farmer’s Market!!

Soooo…since we were in desperate need of some fresh produce at a savings (not to mention some junkin’ fun!!) me, Maddy,  Sam and Emily saddled up the Camry and headed out!!

Now this market is HUGE, and when we arrived we were astounded by the amount of people there!  It was in the upper 30’s and the wind was blowing something FIERCE, but everyone was glad for some good ol’ Florida sunshine!!

Is there much that is better than fresh fruit and veggies, and the knowledge that you are supporting some small local farmers and businesses???  I don’t think so!!

If these pics don’t set your taste buds to tingling…


Onions, tomatoes, avocados, OH MY!!!


Fresh-picked two days ago Plant City, Fl strawberries!!  Mmmmm!
These are absolutely delicious!! $1.75 a pint!!



These little ladies are called Baby Bells.  They are small versions of the Florida Honey Bell Tangelos, grown in Umatilla, FL.  They are seedless and delightful to say the least! 5 lbs. for $2!!!


Let’s cut into one.  Always cut across an orange; not through the stem!


OH!!  I see you now!!


All cut up and ready for me to enjoy!!  So sweet and succulent!


Beautiful grape tomatoes!  Don’t you just love these in your salads??!!
$1 for a pint


I have a little thing for retro/vintage glassware, and adore this little bowl!


INTRODUCING… one of our new favorite things!!


YES!!  Mutt’s Nuts!!!  This is a small business owned by the friendliest little older couple!!  These are red skinned peanuts that they “FRY” fresh at the market in peanut oil, and let me tell you…they are AMAZING!!! 


I told the sweet gal that I tell everyone about them, and will  be giving some as gifts!!  They come in regular, garlic and cajun flavors! 

I almost forgot them!  My hunky hubby wouldn’t have been very pleased had I not remembered!!

Now as for the junkin…


Always fun, never enough time!!

BUT, this isn’t a photo of what I bought there! 

This is to give you a hint of some BIG changes that are coming to HITS!!

Stay tuned!!  All will be revealed over the next few weeks!!

I am absolutely GIDDY with excitement!!


Have a joy filled day and weekend, sweet friends!!

{Love ya a bushel and a peck!!}


  1. Oh, I enjoyed this post so much! All that fresh produce looks heavenly!!!!!

  2. Hello Becky, I am so glad you are out and about doing some fabulous shopping. You must be on the mend pretty good. Thank the Lord and you following your Dr's directions to rest. I am hpaay now because you sound like your sunshiny self today.

    I am jonesing for those gorgeous fruits and veggies. Needless to say we are desperate for some farmer's good food here. Too much snow and winter is going strong. Sigh.

    I will be tuning in for some of your good buys Becky. It is so terrific that you are feeling good again. Hooray!!! I hope we will see you in March at the blogging fest. I can't wait.

    Love and hugs sent your way, Jeanne

  3. Wow! Grogeous fruit and the prices on my goodness! Looking forward in what you have up your sleeve.

    Have a beautiful week!!
    Hugs and love to you girlie!!

  4. Oh my goodness, Becky! You've made me want to move to Florida for the produce. I'd love to live near the beach because it has always been my favorite place to visit but those pictures of strawberries, oranges and tomatoes make me want to move for the flavor! Can't wait to see what you have to reveal. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. I've been missing you! Was going to email you this morning if you didn't post! Would love to have gone to this farmer's market! There is nothing like that around here. Can you believe that?? Oh we have farms that open up around fall with all the apples and potatoes, etc. But nothing really on a regular basis.

    Maybe I need to move to Florida!

    Hope your day is beautiful! It's my son's birthday today and we're going out to dinner at Red Robin tonight and he's having some of his friends over on Saturday for just some fun.


  6. Oh - my mouth is watering!!! I have been counting the days till our local fruit stand opens (Beginning of March!!) I have to say I envy your access to avocados and strawberries!!! Love, love, love your vintage bowl!! I just found a gorgeous pink depression glass pitcher to match my others - I will be showing it soon. Vintage glassware, transferware and other old stuff are a weakness of mine as well. Can't wait to see what you are going to reveal!! I am so glad you are back - not that you have been gone very long - but I have missed you this last week!!! I am very glad you are now well enough to get out and go junkin'!!!

    Big hugs,

  7. Oh my my! My mouth is watering! I was wondering how the orange crops were holding up with all this crazy cold weather. All I have seen in our area lately have come from California.
    I'm gonna order some Mutt's nuts...they look delicious! :)

  8. Hi Becky,
    Your fresh produce looks wonderful! Sounds like something fun is coming up, can't wait to hear about it all!

  9. Oh my this all looks sooo wonderful. I just love veggies and fruit, good thing they are soo diet friendly, haha...You have definitely sparked my interest in what is coming up, I'm looking forward to more. Sooo glad you are back to your perky regular self. YAY...Have a wondeful day my sweet happy friend. Hugs, Debbie

  10. Those pictures are delictable! Wow they make my mouth water just thinking of them. How wonderful to have a farmers market this time of year. We have a lot of them but they are only in the summer. I can't wait until my strawberry plants begin producing! Have a blessed day sweet friend! Elena

  11. Those strawberries look SO GOOD!!!

  12. Hi sweetie, O.k. so I don't think it is fair that you get all this fresh produce and sunshine while we have stuff from Chili in the grocery stores and it's starting to snow....I want some sun!

  13. oh my. all that fresh food. i would give my right arm for some of those strawberries right now! LOL

  14. Got to love some produce! Glad you are feeling better. Looks like a good day.

  15. What a colorful post!....Have a nice weekend.
    Gracie @

  16. Alright girl, you've gone and made me stark ravin mad for some fresh veggies!!!! I can't get over the prices! That is wonderful! AND:
    WHAT DO YOU HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE???? Hurry and let us in on it! I'm sooooooo anxious to find out. I'm a curious George afterall! Have a terrific weekend dear friend!


  17. Oh, Becky- you're makin' me hungry!:) I can't believe the prices!! Shows you how traveling a few hundred miles north adds to the prices:)

    The strawberries especially look amazing!!

    So glad you are feeling well enough to get out and about! Remember not to overdue- I did that once after surgery and learned my lesson:)

    I finally got my post up about the wedding weekend we went to in Indianapolis. It was so fun:)

    Have a great weekend, dear friend!


  18. Good to see that you were running around enjoying yourself Becky! I can't wait until our farmers market starts up again. Love it!

    Hope you have a most wonderful weekend dear! Don't over do things.


  19. Hey Becky! I don't know how close I'll be to Jacksonville. I will be in Siesta Key (Sarasota) for most of my trip, and then spending a couple days at Disney World. Is that close to you?

  20. Not to wish my life away or anything, but I will be happy when our farmers' markets start up again.

    Can't wait to hear more about the changes!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Becky.

  21. Morning Beck,
    I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep so thought I would visit my bloggy friends, course,
    you are a here and now friend!! lol
    I loved loved loved those lil blue bell oranges,
    oh my are they good! I was looking to see if they had any last night at Wally world, but much to my chagrin, NO!! Not surprised!!
    The strawberries are delightful too, thanks so much for getting them for me!!
    All your pics made me hungry!! So now think I am gonna have to scurry up something to eat to tide me over till Jim gets up!! lol
    You have a delightful day, suppose to be around 70, sounds good to me. Think we are gonna start painting in the bathroom today. Yea!!
    Love ya, Nellie

  22. Hi Becky ~
    Thank you for the tip on how to cut an orange...You would think I would know that by now...heehee...So thank you...I cut an orange for my hubby almost every morning for breakfast!

  23. Love seeing all these delicious-looking fruits and veggies Becky. I cannot wait until we can get local produce here. Spring has just GOT to come soon!

  24. Great pictures! Will have to check out that Farmer's Market someday, sounds wonderful.


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