As I've written before, Bill & I love Farmer's Markets. The market here in Farmington, NM opens at 8am... we got there by 8:30, and it was already crowded.
There were lots of vendors selling quite a variety of goods.
Lots of peppers, squash, carrots... even turnips and other fresh veggies.
The flower stalls are one of my favorites.
There's nothing like a brightly colored bouquet to brighten up one's day. This place sold fresh herbs as well.
Even potted plants... to be planted outdoors when taken home. Everything looks so healthy and vibrant!
This stall made and sold Fry Bread
Navajo Fry Bread is sort of like a thick deep fried tortilla. Kind of like a cross between a tortilla and a beignet. Oh heck, I don't know exactly how to describe it. I'd show you a photo of the one we bought (it was big enough to share), but we ate it before I thought to take a picture. Some folks put honey and sugar on them, but I like them just as they come out of the fryer.
Yep! Another Green Chili Roaster
I've written before about New Mexico Chilies.
Red or Green? Well, now the Green are in season. You'll see chilies roasting at various stores throughout the city.
We bought that package the woman is holding. Fresh from the roaster, it was too hot to handle! The smell of the chilies permeated our car as we were driving home. Later, we wondered why we didn't slap one on top of our fry bread.
Oh well... an excuse to go back next week if we're still here.
After the market we had to stop at Wal-Mart...
And .... they too were roasting chilies...
Outside they had 3 chili roasters fired up.... with customers lined up waiting for their box of chilies to be roasted. The smell was wonderful! Every box we saw was labeled "Hot".
The box of Hatch chilies we bought a few weeks ago in Texas cost $25.... guess we could have saved a few bucks if we'd waited until we got here.
But we've already eaten a few of those packages - I guess we paid for the instant gratification.
When I wrote about "Chilies" before someone asked me the difference in "Chile" and "Chili".... I had to google that... looks like Chile is the correct way to spell it, and Chili refers to the dish. I've probably been misspelling it all my life...
Maybe I just ought to stick with the word "peppers", but somehow, "Green Peppers" just doesn't sound as exciting.
That's All For Today!