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This is my favorite time of the year. Not because the days are long, the sun is always out, and I live near about 10,000 lakes, but the St. Paul Farmer’s Market is just loaded with goodies. (Don’t get me wrong, the other things are darn nice as well.) I went over to the market on Saturday morning alone, because husband was out of town, and I really, probably bought too much. But the options are endless. Here’s a list of what I carried home:

2 Pork Tenderloins
2 packs of Chicken Breasts
1 pack of Apple Chicken Brats
Rib-eye Steaks
Ground Turkey
Bison Burgers
1/2 dozen Sweet Corn
Baby White Potatoes
Daikon Radish
Fresh Raspberries
Tri-colored Beans
Fresh Basil
Green Tomatoes

Yep, it’s a lot, and I’m only cooking for two people. Three if you include the 15 pound dog. But the meat will freeze, the basil will become pesto and the rest we’ll just have to eat. Not really a bad problem.

PS: On my drive home, I regretted that I didn’t pick up some of the beautiful tomatoes that were for sale and some fresh mozzerella from Eichtens. With my basil, it would have made for a great snack, sandwich, dinner.

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