A Saskatoon Saturday.

April 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Saturday means different things to different people.  And different things to different people on different Saturdays.  Today’s Saturday for us so far has meant sunshine, farmer’s market, and family fun times, and I am not complaining one bit.  There is nothing better, nothing more special, nothing more happy-hormone producing than when the sun is beating down on my boys and I as we are walking into the Farmer’s Market with a soy London Fog & a Latte in hand.

If there is one perk to having a child who wakes up early, as most children do, it is that it forces you to be up, out and about, exploring the world while your little one is fascinated by the new sights and sounds of whatever adventure you have chosen for that particular day.  Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is wonderful, magical and a practice that should be more prevalent.  Everything is new and fresh and exciting.  Negativity is nearly non-existent and everything is greeted with a smile, or at least a smirk filled with wonder and amazement.

So today’s chosen adventure was to wake up, get ourselves and the boy ready, and head to the Farmer’s Market, an activity which we have always wanted to do more than we actually have done.  There was no better day than today.  The boy slept til’ about 9’ish, which is sleeping in for us, and so once he was up, fed and ready, we all headed over to the market to see what delicious goodies we could find today.  I cannot wait until the weather gets even nicer (yes I realize we ask for a lot and are seemingly never satisfied by the weather, no matter how nice it is) but what this will mean is there will be that many more vendors with that much more fresh produce available for us to buy.  Today, we sort of just splurged on some ‘treats’.  We first grabbed our exploring beverages from Cava Caffe, purchased some sausage and beer sticks from Benlock Farms (the same place Park Cafe gets their beef from), pizza flax crackers and garden veggie pizza on whole grain spelt bread from Raw Serenity, and topped the morning off with a delicious lunch.  I opted for a combination plate from Garlic Guru, which was a glorious and amazing meal of pita crackers, red pepper hummus, spinach balls, quinoa tabouleh and Southwestern lentil salad, while Kyle had a beef dip from Giuseppi’s at the Market, which he also reported as being fresh, tender and tasty.  I’m crossing all crossable appendages that my meal does not adversely affect my milk and in turn Cade.  Could make for an interesting end to this Saturday.

Particularly once there are more vendors with more fresh food at the Market, I would love to try and buy at least 1 week out of every month’s produce from the farmer’s market.  I think this is doable, and would allow us to have some delicious tasting produce, free of pesticides, and even better, it being locally grown, helping our community’s farmers and food growers.  I figure it is the least we can do to in order to support sustainability and promoting organic foods and local eating.  One trick to having a good supply of produce to choose from is hitting up the market early in the day.  While today we went at 11am, which may seem early, I think arriving by 9am is ideal in order to have the best selection.

The rest of our Saturday seems to be pretty open, which satisfies me.  While some days I appreciate knowing there is a busy, fun-filled day on the horizon, I am content with today being a go with the flow kinda day.  One of the boys is playing video games, the other is snoozing, and the pooch is draped across my legs, catching some shut eye in between monitoring the outdoors to ensure that there will be no intruders.  It’s a good day.

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  • 1. Nicole Frederickson  |  April 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic Saturday. I envy your access to the farmers market, I am going to venture to have my own garden this year, but we’ll see how that turns out. I too, feel like a totally different person since the days have gotten longer and the weather warmer. I suppose there is merit to the discussions about the long winters making us feel different. Enjoy your weekend.

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