Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market

1 Mar

Our local farmer’s market runs twice a week, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 10am  to 2pm.  You can find more information on their website: Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market.  When I actually remember to go, I always love walking around to see what they have.  For being a fairly small city, the market does have quite a bit to offer.  Natural, grass fed beef, lamb, and chicken, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh roasted chiles, honey, olives, breads, salsa, eggs, tortillas, tamales, and more.  Plus, handmade wood art, jewelry, and today I saw wooden bowls.  They also usually have a food cart so you can eat lunch there.  Today, our main goal was to inquire about buying a 1/2 or whole side of beef to share with some friends and to get honey sticks (little straw sized tubes of flavored honey).  Here is what we ended up with:

 

Here is what we got:

Whole leg of lamb, 4.29 lbs at $7.75/pound, $33.25 total, from San Ysidro Farm.  We will use this for our Easter dinner.

Top Sirloin Steaks, 2 steaks, 1.535 lbs at $10/pound, $15.35 total, from Sky Island Brand.  I got this to try out their meat since they do whole and 1/2 sides of beef.

2 cucumbers and 2 zucchini, $3.50 total.  Cucumbers are currently being made into Refrigerator Pickles, and the zucchini will be made into Italian Crescent Zucchini Pie

5 honey sticks, 2 pink lemonade, 1 lemon honey are shown, 1 root beer and 1 lemon honey were eaten at the market.

 

I like supporting local growers, even though I might not get a great price savings compared to the grocery store.  I’m excited to try out the steaks, but it will probably be a few days before I get to it.  Both the steaks and leg of lamb were already frozen, so I just put them in the freezer here when we got home.

What do you like about your farmer’s market?

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  1. Grass Fed Beef from Starbar Ranch | My Gems of Parenting - February 21, 2013

    […] & Ranch, that was gauging interest in grass-fed beef.  I have had grass-fed beef before from another local ranch that sells at the farmer’s market, and have been interested since then in getting more.  So, I was very interested, and also got the […]

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