Tuesday, April 1, 2014

carrots . . . from farm stand to table



The kids and I ventured to our local Farmer's Market this morning and found so many treasures. I love strolling through and sampling seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. I've also found that it's a great way to get my little ones to try new things (which is quite hard to do).

I bought these gorgeous, slender carrots for 75 cents a bunch! 

Their lush green tops and bright orange roots are always a favorite of mine. 




You're probably wondering about the unique centerpiece? I displayed them in a glass vase like this one for the first time three years ago at my oldest daughter's garden party. Almost all of her friends didn't know that carrots have lush green tops. Since then, I make it a point to serve them this way. Aren't they beautiful? 
  






Oh, and here's a peak at a few more of today's Farmer's Market finds . . . 

Do you see the Meyer lemons? I made a beautiful Lemon & Honey Tart today. I can't wait to share the recipe and photos with you. It's surely one of the desserts I plan to serve on Easter Sunday.






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15 comments:

  1. I'm amazed! I think you can make anything look beautiful :) Farmer's markets are always fun to visit!

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  2. I love to decorate with fresh vegetables and especially carrots~it is so hard to find them with pretty green tops, yours are gorgeous!
    Jenna

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  3. I love the bright, green roots. So pretty! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  4. Gorgeous....just gorgeous centerpiece, that's edible no less! If that doesn't say spring I don't know what does.

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  5. LOVE IT!! I'm coping this for my Easter centerpiece!

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by, Martina!
      I think it would make a beautiful Easter centerpiece.
      Happy Spring,
      Suzanne

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  6. Cute ideas! I'm going to add a few to my Easter Inspiration Board. Thanks!

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  7. So simple and beautiful!

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  8. How lovely. Who would have thought carrots could be so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  9. Looks like you had a great farmers market trip.Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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  10. I love your blog and all of the beautiful things on it! This is such a great idea, and it's so organic looking, haha! Thank you for linking up to the Be.You.Tiful Link Party. I'm going to be featuring this post on all of my social media. Look forward to seeing more of your posts!

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    1. Hi Courtney, Thanks so much for coming by!
      Happy that you found inspiration here :0)
      Keep in touch!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  11. I love how you style and photograph your posts! You took ordinary carrots from a farmer's stand and turned them into interesting artwork for your table. Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! We would love for you to join us again this Saturday morning!

    ~ Ashley

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  12. Suzanne, I had to come over and comment on this post again because I just saw it featured on the Be.You.Tiful link party this week. :) Congratulations!

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