Sunday, May 31, 2009

apples and chevre

This past Saturday morning was very exciting. Why? Because it was the opening day of the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market! Now located at Howe Meadow, this is by far one of the best markets around. This market can now also boast that it's the only farmers market located within a National Park! Which is an amazing thing.

It was a beautiful morning. The air was crisp. The sun was shining. And we were able to stroll leisurely through the farmers market and take it all in.

It's early in the season, but there was still so much available. Herbs, lettuce, apples, cheese, bread, jams, eggs, and so much more! This year the market has around 40 vendors, so imagine how many items will be available in prime season! Very exciting. All local vendors, with wonderful produce, meats, and baked goods. This is truly one of my favorite things about living in Akron.

We bought eggs, cilantro, goat cheese, bread, and apples. We walked around and talked to some of our favorite vendors- The Bakers; they run an amazing farm in Wadsworth and we love their produce, Lake Erie Creamery; the best goat cheese ever, and the list goes on and on...

Congratulations to Beth Knorr and the CVCC for establishing one of the greatest farmers markets around! We feel so lucky to be able to visit, and we will be there often :)

From our finds at the market I was able to make one of my favorite snacks- apples and chevre (goat cheese). Just cut some fresh apples, and spread with delicious goat cheese. Enjoy!

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