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The Farmers Market – Squash and Tomatoes

During the summer months I think I mention visiting the Farmers Market in my posts just about every week.  Last week, I decided to take my camera with me on Saturday and take pictures of the Farmers Market in the neighboring town of Hickory, NC.  It is a very popular place and has a new home now under the sails in downtown Hickory at Union Square.  The Sails was built by the city of Hickory and there are special concerts during the summer months at this location too.  The Farmers Market is open on Monday Afternoon, Wednesday and Saturday.

Here are the pictures from Saturday and I decided it would be good to include recipes from a Hickory Cookbook.  I selected a recipe using squash and a recipe using tomatoes as they are so abundant right now.  The recipes come from my Market to Market cookbook published by the Service League of Hickory.

Baked Goods For Sale

Baked Goods For Sale

Entrance to Farmers Market

Entrance to Farmers Market

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Smell Is the Best Freshness Test!

Smell Is the Best Freshness Test!

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flowers

One of My Favorite Vendors

One of My Favorite Vendors

She Has The Best Vegetables

She Has The Best Vegetables

I love my visit to the Farmers Market once or twice a week

I love my visit to the Farmers Market once or twice a week

View of Union Square from the Market

View of Union Square from the Market

Another View of Downtown Hickory

Another View of Downtown Hickory

I have the two recipes listed below.  One is for a baked squash ring that seems a little unusual and  festive.  There is also a recipe for tomato pie and it reminds me of a childhood Southern favorite tomato biscuit.  That would be a leftover biscuit from lunch with a slice of tomato.

tomato pie

Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Farmers Market and it is my intention to include local pictures in some of my upcoming posts.  Happy Monday Everyone!

8 responses »

  1. The tomato pie sounds wonderful. How lovely to have a Farmer’s Market and be able to enjoy it. The temperature here has been 104 to 107 for the past two weeks so we all stay inside.

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  2. What a nice farmers market. I think both of the recipes sound good and are a true taste of summer.

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  3. Oh I so love a good farmer’s market! I’m really trying hard to buy local and fresh. I also love seeing all of your recipes. Do you happen to have an old Junior League cookbook?

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  4. Your Farmer’s Market is so nice. We don’t have anything like that here. Anytime that we are in Raleigh, we always make sure to stop there at the State’s Farmer’s Market and do some shopping. We usually take our cooler and bring it back home packed full of fresh items. I really enjoyed the local pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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