September 15, 2014

Spring Fling

With Spring finally here I'm looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors.  Spring always gets me in the mood to 'do' things - spring clean, go on a picnic, visit a new cafe...I thought it was be a nice chance to collaborate with the lovely Catherine and Mel to feature something 'Spring' related on our blogs today.
On Saturday I headed to 'Ramsgate Farmer's market' with my sister.  I love how Farmer's Markets are so popular now, they seem to be popping up in many suburbs each week.   Its not just a trend - I really think people becoming more aware and informed about where their food comes from.  We also want to eat well ...i know I do - more real food! less of processed stuff please!
Not only is visiting the Farmer's Market a chance to shop from local farmers and buy food that is in season, its a perfect way too discover foodies with a real passion, making and selling some interesting and tasty things!
The 'Farmer's Market' has been up and running a few years now - its my sister's local market and everyone seems to know her as she's there every Saturday!
The produce is always excellent, there's the Cheese guy (French and cute!) who also makes the best yoghurt (so good!)  a few butchers, lots of fruit & vegetable stands...there's the juicers and cake bakers. Older locals offering some delicious treats from their homeland and the hipster raw food sellers selling healthy alternatives...oh and great coffee on offer too!
Its a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning - with the warmer weather I hope to visit the Farmer's market more often!

Please go visit Catherine's blog 'FarmHouse Home' and
Mel's blog
'Armoire, Pegs and Casserole' 
to see their Spring inspired blog posts...

Fresh, crisp
Fruit & Veggies in all sorts of wonderful colours!


  1. Isn't it amazing how it's part of the culture now? I remember one of the first ones popping up at Fox Studios years ago, everything so expensive because it was a novelty. Those strawberries look absolutely divine! Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of the collaboration Anastasia. Happy spring to you:) Mel xx

  2. That sounds like a fantastic farmers market Anastasia. I love that the french guy sells cheese and makes his own yoghurt, I bet it's fantastic and it doesn't hurt that he's cute too! Beautiful photos and flowers and your zest for Spring is infectious. Thanks for inviting me to be part of this as well. xx

  3. Happy Spring to you Anastasia xxx Lovely blog to celebrate the warmer eather and blossoms everywhere. Such a happy time of the year! Loving the beautiful produce at your local markets…those strawberries look amazing and the colourful stack of carrots…and the rhubarb…. hard to come home with just a few things! Great collaboration with Mel & catherine too ….so nice to see whats happening elsewhere xxx

  4. Anastasia, lucky you to have such a wonderful, rich mix of cultures and foods to draw inspiration and delicious food from! It makes the whole experience of shopping and cooking less of a chore and more of a joy to be able to try and meander through a great farmer's market. We're close to the Derbyshire hills here in the North of England and we're very fortunate to have lots of local farmers and artisans who sell locally. Thanks for sharing and happy to have discovered your blog via Mel. Amy

  5. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Love love love farmers markets. Ours are slowly winding down. The entire whole foods thing is so important, and supporting our local farms is too. Enjoy the spring weather and markets!

  6. Love the Farmers market!!!!! Those flowers are beautiful!!! I just moved and my farmers market isn't as diverse in my new city , looking at your pics made me realize how much I miss th!!!

  7. Love the Farmers Market :) We're headed to one this weekend and I can't wait to go - it's been far too long!

  8. What a great looking Farmer's market.

  9. That looks lovely!

  10. Anonymous3:02 PM

    All those flowers are amazing! So pretty!

  11. I love the farmers market. My husband calls me a rabbit from all te veggies/fruit I eat.


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