On Saturday morning the boys and I went to the market. Our town has a market, however at this time of year it's still quite small. In the city, the St. Catharine's Farmer's Market is quite decent.
They have a few produce vendors (some of whom are actually right down the road from our home), a flower man, a few different types of cuisine, gourmet coffee, cupcakes, cheese and cured meats, homemade ice cream and of course fresh breads and pastry.
One of my favorite bakeries is De La Terre in Vineland. Originally they were right down town here. I managed to resist the sticky buns and beautiful pain aux chocolat, but I did take home a fresh baguette.
I also picked up a quart of the first local strawberries! I'm so looking forward to strawberry season, however it's still a bit early. Pick-your-own will start in two weeks and that means I need to organize my jars for making jam.
As expected, the cut peonies were finally available. I brought home enough to fill each room of the house.
There are few other flowers that I love as much as these.
I also love a fresh baguette, especially when it's accompanied by delicious cheese. The French are clearly onto something!
And who doesn't love fresh picked strawberries?
A simple snack of a few berries, cheese and some fresh bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. Delicious.
The peonies didn't stay tight for long. By the end of the weekend most of them were unfurled and in full bloom.
Each room is filled with their beautiful scent!