It’s hot outside and we’re nearing the end of summer here in Naples. The snowbirds are going to be arriving soon. Snowbirds, if you are wondering what I’m talking about, are the Naples winter residents that come down after spending a lovely cool summer up north. You see, our seasons are switched down here. Everyone leaves in the summer when it’s gets super hot, and returns to Naples from October thru May. We have a very vibrant community year round and the population triples in the winter. Anyway, back to the Farmers Market… On this summer Saturday I decided to wander down to one of our great Farmers Markets, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market. We have several here in town and it makes for a great way to start your weekend.
I got busy snapping away and taking pics of all the fresh produce. Look at these veggies! I’m thinking a Cauliflower soup needs to be on next weeks menu!
Pineapples, bananas, mango….YUM! This says “Smoothie Time” for me!
There were some great plants on display for sale also. I don’t have the greenest thumb, as my good friend Ann Marie tells me, so I decided to look and not buy. Let’s let them live another day! Beautiful Plants…loving the pink flowers!
I did stumble upon the Southern Hive Honey Company. I love honey! It’s a great natural sweetener and I use it tons. He had four different kinds for sale…all local.
I ended up buying a small bottle of all four…Black Mangrove, Wild Florida, Orange Blossom and Saw Palmetto. Stay tuned to the blog for an upcoming taste test!
So there you have it! A fantastic reason to NOT just sit at home on a Saturday morning in Naples. Get out there! Check out all the wonderful produce, plants, foods and items at the local farmers market. See you there!!