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A bounty of food

This weekend we were in Syracuse visiting J’s family.  J’s Mom and Dad are foodies who don’t know that their foodies.  I have been introduced to so many different foods, fruits, and vegetables over the past several years and have loved experiencing all of it.   There’s always fresh fruit and fresh, raw vegetables, a tray of really smelly cheeses and some delicious dish that J’s mom cooked up just for us.

So J’s parents are really into the Syracuse Farmers’ Market across from the Carousel Mall.  J’s Dad likes to get up at the butt crack of dawn and hit the market early.  This past Saturday was the first time I had ever gone and whoa! it blew me away.

It was huge! There’s a map to the place, it’s so big:

J’s father gets A LOT of stuff, so hethis is his constant companion on his visits to the market:

There were literally rows and rows of beautiful looking fruits and vegetables.  Some of the spaces are enclosed or covered with a roof, and some of the stands were in rows out in the open.  The quantity was amazing as were the prices, which were quite low compared to our local farmer markets.

There was also fresh seafood!

There were some gorgeous looking flowers and some tempting bread:

There were also random things like DVD copies of movies and costume jewelry.  It was a very cool place. Future Foodie was loving all of the different things to check out, she was eating a plum tomato like an apple and indulging in all of the free samples of apples and concord grapes.

We ended up buying some heirloom cherry tomatoes, which are so firm and sweet:

And these really good, mild but full of flavor cheese curds (plain and buffalo style). SO GOOD.

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