Sunday, February 24, 2013

Little Italy

Joe and I have both been alittle under the weather....trying to get over a cold. It seems like one day we feel better then whamo...the next day we don't have any energy. We have gotten a lot of rest and orange juice and things are looking up! Yesterday was market day at Little Italy. I have been looking forward to going all week. So after coffee, cereal, and doggie park time we headed out. The market is every Saturday from 8:00 to 2:00. It's about a 15 minute drive from the KOA and parking was not too bad. Several blocks are blocked off from traffic and booths are set up on both sides of the street.

Our first purchase...navel oranges, blood oranges, tangerines, and red walnuts! We have never had red walnuts...they are quite tasty. I enjoyed all the free samples!
We brought 3 baskets home! The first pick of the season.

We settled on a sourdough loaf and 3 yummy dippin' oils... Joe's favorite, basil, my favorite sun-dried tomato and garlic, and a rosemary grapeseed oil.  I didn't get a picture of the cheeses...there were so many to choose from. Dry Jack and smoked cheddar landed in our bag!

Local artists...
Real or not? 

Herb gardens...

A very talented family...a mom and her 3 children. This little guy is sitting in front of his mom in the picture on the left.
Lots and lots of fresh flowers...all colors, shapes, and sizes!
This is India Street. It was just a short walk to the car.  The smell of coffee filled the air!

It was a wonderful day. We filled our new Little Italy bag with lots of yummy things to eat. Saturday night Nancy and Marty, a nice couple from Portland, joined us for fresh fruit, chesse, bread and dips, and wine. We laughed alot, shared alot, and look forward to another visit someday. We just continue to meet the most wonderful people!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. We love it when you leave a are the best part about blogging! Hope you have a great week! Can you believe February is almost, my how time flies! Y'all come back again real soon!


  1. Oh how I love the markets! The ones I read about as well as the ones I go to. You made me feel like I was walking in the sunshine enjoying your market. I love it! (was the baseball player one of the street entertainers... bronze paint ans still as a post?)

  2. I'm sorry to hear you have been sick, I send you many get well wishes. I have missed your comments on the blog and was glad nothing was seriously wrong. Oh how I envy you and all that great fruit. I love fruits and veggies, and cheese, well ok all food.
    We only have the stores produce right now. I hope all those oranges help you to feel even better. Could almost smell those real flowers. You take care and come visit me again.

  3. I love those kind of outdoor markets. All the foods are so tempting and so fresh. Yes time is creeping away from us. Another month and heading home. Goes quickly.

  4. Sure do love the local markets, great food and atmosphere.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Farmer's markets are one of my favorite things in the whole world! All those beautiful fruits just make me drool. :)

  6. I love a good Farmers Market! Sounds like my kind of purchases. I have never heard of red walnuts either.

    Glad you got to enjoy some of your goodies with friends.

    Take care of yourselves. Hope you are over the hump.

  7. So sorry you were under the weather and hope you are both well now! I could almost smell the fresh bread, coffee, fruit, herbs and flowers. Thanks so much for sharing, it brought sunshine to our rainy,dreary, and cool GA/AL Monday!

  8. Reading this post is making me long for a good bottle of red wine, a cheese plate, fruit, and crusty bread. I am a farmer's market groupie. I always have a smile on my face when I discover local treasures like the ones you found in the Little Italy market. Yum.

  9. Glad to hear that your both were feeling well enough to get out to that beautiful market. What a beautiful place and such great fresh foods. I'm afraid I'd have spent more money than I have there.