July 23, 2012 Back from Montana… and other tales of Farmer’s Markets!
Wow! It seems like forever since I’ve written a new blog – I feel super guilty and don’t even know where to start!!
First off, Todd and I had a lovely camping vacation down in the gorgeous state of Montana – holy I just love it there – so much to do and see, shopping, food, fireworks on the 4th of July! What a great vacation we had!! High on my list of “to-do’s” while there was visit as many Farmer’s Markets as we did golf courses! The Flathead Valley has an amazing network of linking their local farmers to the people and I met a great gal from Purple Frog Gardens who told me about a cool program they have. The Purple Frog Gardens actually let people volunteer on Wednesdays all growing season long and then people get to leave with fresh awesome produce!!
I picked up some amazing galic scapes and cooked them in foil with some heirloom tomatoes, olive oil and salt & pepper. I pretty much cook everything in foil when we’re camping – lock in all of the flavour and of course, super easy to clean up!
We also scored lots of great preserves – huckleberries are a big deal in the flathead valley, as well as honey. I love how all of the producers are so proud to sticker up their products with the “Made in Montana” logo!
We were sad to leave Montana, but happy to head into Kananaskis Country and then Banff National Park, where we hit the jackpot of farmers markets: the Banff Market and the Canmore Market!! Both amazing and I will definitely be blogging about my purchases from those markets.