July 13, 2013 by BettyCupcakes
Saturday could not have come soon enough. This week was bonkers. Between one fridge’s demise and another’s birth, the MasterChef Cookalong, grocery shopping for the month, one teething baby, one sick husband, and a
partridge in a pear tree some super fun playdates, I spent most of the week strapped to a baby, driving or pushing a shopping cart.
Nick and I spent the morning catching up on each other’s weeks and watching Sammy rearrange the playroom. After convincing the wee beast to eat some french toast and stop chasing the dog, we headed down to Hingham, MA for a change of scenery.
Located on Route 3A, the Hingham Farmers Market is the perfect place to spend a lazy Saturday morning. It overlooks Hingham Harbor and the smell of the salty air makes you instantly hungry.
First, we stopped to smell the roses.
We perused the homegrown vegetables from Weir River Farm in Hingham. The farm hosts a weekly outdoor story hour on Wednesdays at 10 am. It’s $3 and totally worth it- they have a ton of animals out for the little ones to pet and then a barnyard themed story. Sam and I try to go every week, so if you’re in the area, let me know and we’ll say hi! You can find out more about the seasonal programs at the farm here.
Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe was serving up some hot coffee and beautiful cupcakes.
Narragansett Creamery was dishing up fresh cheese. In case you weren’t sure, check out the sign on the right- cheese does contain milk!
Freitas Farm had a great deal going- for $20, you got one pint blueberries, one pint raspberries, 1 pound green beans, 1 pound summer squash, onions and lettuce. They are my go-to farm stand at any market- I alway love what I get from them.
And no seaside farmers market would be complete without fresh fish. $6 a pound for lobsters- yes, please!
We bought a citronella geranium from Neptune’s Harvest to put on our deck. Here’s hoping it keeps those pesky ‘skeeters away. We were told you can even rip off a leaf and rub it on your skin for extra protection. Sounds way better than DEET!
Looking forward to spending the rest of my day reading and trying out a new recipe- beet tzatziki anyone? I’ll keep you posted.