St. George Farmer’s Market

If you follow my blog, you know that my husband, Bill, and I, are NOT world traveled, and are just starting our retirement, and just starting our travel adventures by traveling the United States and Canada. Our plan is to spend quality time in each state, and wherever possible, we want to be Camp Hosts in each state we visit….

Other than when we took our daughter, Shantel, on a Disney Cruise when she was very young, that allowed us to visit a small section of the Bahama’s, I have never been outside of the United States. And Bill has only been outside of the United States when he served in the U.S. Army…

So, to say the least, we are both so enjoying every minute of what we are experiencing here in beautiful Utah. Our base campsite is at Quail Creek, which is just six miles from St. George Utah…

I LOVE St. George Utah. I think it is just so pretty. Bill and I attend Mass every Sunday in St. George, and often times after church, we wander around the area just to see what we might stumble upon, and sure enough, every time we visit St. George we find something fun and interesting to do…

This week we attended the St. George Farmer’s Market. I’ve been to many Farmer’s Markets over the years  in Arizona, and most of them that I’ve attended carry the usual fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh-baked goods etc.

Well, here in St. George, we found a Farmer’s Market that had some different and unique offerings for those (that are NOT world traveled) but that still might want to live on the “wild side” …  and/or take some chances and “spice” up their lives just a bit… 🙂 🙂

The first thing I loved about this particular Farmer’s Market was the grounds it was being held on…. Adorable little shops and boutiques everywhere, like this one… I could have spent hours just wandering in and out of all the cute shops, and looking at all the interesting things to see on the grounds…

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Like this old phone booth painted red. How sweet!

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Anyone want to buy a bunny rabbit?

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The courtyard was lined with people selling their goods..

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We could smell these delicious strawberries from the far end of the courtyard and followed the smell to this booth..

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And while you’re getting strawberries, how about some fresh corn on the cob?

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We were given a taste of one of these Romanian cucumbers and just had to buy one for a dollar. I will make cucumber and onion salad out of that BIG bad boy…!

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We even bought a dozen, fresh off the farm, duck eggs. Watch for another blog posting on what we do with those…

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How about some Wood Smoked Alligator jerky for the more adventurous types?

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We were offered a sample of Scorpion Chili Pistachios… Scorpion Chili’s are now supposed to be THE hottest chili’s in the United States. I declined the sample stating that I not only HATE anything to do with scorpions, but I also don’t have any desire to self-inflict intense pain on myself…

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We would have bought the Elk jerky, but it was selling for a WHOPPING $15.00 for a package that contained three pieces!!! Our son Patrick, lives in Colorado, and can get us all the Elk jerky we want for FREE!!!

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Just like we followed our noses to the strawberry booth… we could not help but follow the smell of fresh-baked goods at the “Sweet Tooth Fairy” shop. They just happen to be the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars… So of course we had to stop in… OMG, if I could eat sugar… I would have thought I died and woke up in “sweet tooth” heaven….

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Bill, on the other hand, can eat sugar, and could not resist these cinnamon rolls.

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All I can say is I wish I had snapped a picture of his face as he ENJOYED every bite of it… Trust me, it was PRICELESS and he is still talking about how good it was…

Up Next: My first taste of duck eggs… 🙂 🙂

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 00:44:49

    Oh how I adore farmers markets!! I’m sure you’re going to find all kinds of different things as you continue on your new life path! (Can’t wait for you to come across markets in Canada…oh my! In fact…they have a lot of road side stands and it’s all honor system to put your money in a jar…so cool.) There’s so much to be explored in our own country…love that you are immersing yourself in it! I would love to explore Utah more one day too. Keep carrying on…and of course I can’t wait to hear about your experience with duck eggs. They sell them at the market in my neighborhood in NYC, but have never tried them! Love you! More!

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 04, 2015 @ 11:36:39

      Bro and I are taking advantage of every minute we have to immerse ourselves into exploring Utah while we are here. And we are really looking forward to when we get to Canada. That will be a while but we will eventually get there as we work our way across the U.S. Love you! XoXo

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  2. gotham girl
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 00:46:16

    P.S. LOVE Romanian cucumbers too! 🙂

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  3. katsbynp
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 17:46:02

    That certainly is a unique farmer’s market. One thing I love about summer is all the farmer’s markets here in Pittsburgh but none as cute as that one. Thanks for sharing and cannot wait to hear about the duck eggs. XoXo

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